AI, you and I
April 18, 2019
Will artificial intelligence make speechwriting easier, or eliminate it altogether?
Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable wrangler Ian Griffin reports on some bracing AI advances in the speechwriting realm, and then asks: “Can speechwriters look to AI systems to be team players? Many would appreciate it if AI did the legwork assembling facts and blocking out the basic arguments. They could then give a final polish to the machines’ draft. Or will an AI-enabled speechwriting entity get to the point where it will refuse to ‘open the pod bay door’ and leave the human out in the cold? What job security can speechwriters expect in a world where AI systems can create persuasive, logical, and well-researched speeches in a fraction of the time a human could?”