The world of Ai and its futuristic applications is no longer a distant land but rapidly becoming part of our reality. AI developers are finding applications in many human endeavors including writing and content creation. This market is expanding rapidly and has spawned a diverse array of product offerings. This ranges from AI writing assistants that correct sentence structure to full AI driven article writers. These tools can be used help freelance writers looking to gain an edge as well as business owners looking to produce large amount of content at a fraction of the cost.
Most tools currently on the market predominantly use the GPT-3 engine. This was developed by OpenAi and available via a waitlist. This ai has run through billions of words of content and learned from this data how to predict the next word in a sentence. With this power it can continuously find the next word and write up to a complete book. More advanced versions such as ArticleForge have started analyzing larger topic structures.
Within the quality check space, offerings include a plagiarism checker and SEO tools, which helps users align their content with Google’s ranking logic.
The AI writing market can be split into three main offerings, consisting of AI writing assistants, Ai content generators and Ai writers. Each of these offers a different degree of automation within the writing process. Here is an overview of these tools and some of the current market players.
1 – AI Writing assistants
AI writing assistants help users during the writing process. This includes offering suggestions to complete sentences, change keywords to avoid repetition, change sentence structure or capitalize on SEO trends.
Wordblot uses its AI to learn from your current and past writing and predicts/writes the following sentences as you write your article. The program is essentially a web browser writing app that incorporates these features. This program is particularly useful for writers as the Ai refines its understanding of your writing over time, and so is able to create more content for you. The program costs 24$/month, with a free 7 days trial.
Hyperwrite is similar to Wordblot but offers a plugin to integrate it to the browser. And so Hyperwrite can assist you with any writing activity on the internet. The Hyperwrite Google chrome extension is available for free. Which might be concerning with regards to its monetization and privacy.
- Bertha Ai
Like the other two options, Bertha help you as you write content. It uses your input and writing to write sentences, paragraphs and helps you correct your writing. However it can also generate more content by itself than the other and for this reason could be put in the Ai content generator category. Their websites claims that human input should be human, the rest can be generated. Bertha also searches for images and integrates them to your articles.
Price is 30$/month for 50,000 words and 160 images, 99$/month for 500,000 words and 440 images.
2 – AI Content Generators:
Compared to the previous set of tools, Ai content generators are much better help for overcoming writers block and generating ideas. Most can write up an article title and outline from a singe sentence prompt and can even write paragraphs for this outline. Most of these tools include a plagiarism checker and are best used in combination with SEO keyword tools for picking the best sentence prompt.
Jasper has established itself as a leader in the ai-writing sphere. Its use of GPT-3 and plagiarism checker lets it provide some of the highest quality content on the market. Jasper can be used for creating ads, social media content, blogs and other long form writing. For blog post or article writing Jasper can create first an outline and once confirmed can write paragraphs. Jasper also integrates SEO tools in its Ai meaning that the content created targets popular keywords and searches, helping writers and businesses optimize content for publishing.
Jasper is relatively expensive compared to some of its competitors at 50$/month for only 35000 words. And 100$/month for 100,000 words.
Rytr is a direct competitor of Jaspers and proposes mostly the same features. It has very diversified and specific writing options such as business pitches, facebook ads, emails, etc. It also provides plagiarism checker and is cheaper at 29$/month for unlimited wordcount.
Bramework is similar to the other two tools above but has more emphasis on blog writing. It provides SemrushSEO integration which helps it write SEO targeted pieces and has an image finder.
It comes at 50$/month for 40,000 words and 100$/month for 100,000 words.
Copymatic is a writing assistant as well as as a content generator and can provide outlines and drafts of potential blogposts. It provides Serp analysis for SEO of the created content.
Price is 34$/month for the standard plan.
Copy Ai helps you write a bot of everything from blog posts to job descriptions to emails and letters. It requires little human input and is polyvalent.
It costs 99$/month for 100,000 words and price scales with number of words.
3 – AI Writers
The following AI writing tools can write full articles autonomously using keyword prompts, usually a targeted SEO question.
ArticleForge uses AI and provided keywords/sentences to generate content. From product description to blog posts. Feed the program keywords and get an article in second. The articles include titles, videos, links and images for SEO and readability purposes. ArticleForge is also SEO optimized with Latent semantic indexing (LSI) and guarantees that the Articles are plagiarism free.
Articles can be 1500 words up and are generated in seconds. It is also possible to feed the program with a list of questions/keyword prompt and create articles in batches. ArticleForge have a wordpress plugin and API integration, meaning that these batch articles can be scheduled for publishing on ones blog at the rate desired.
This technology is rapidly developing and powerful yet the articles created often face repetition and coherence issues, especially the longer pieces.
ArticleForge costs 27$/month for 25,000, 57$ for 250,000 words and 117$/month for unlimited. They have a free trial option available.
- Wordplay Ai
Wordplay Ai is similar to ArticleForge in that it can create articles in bulk using keyword sentences prompt. It also had a wordpress plugin for scheduling. Content is plagiarism free but no SEO optimized.
Price is 100$/month for 80,000 words and 229$ for 200,000 words.
- Autowriter Pro
Autowriter pro can write full articles from keywords, schedule and publish content directly to wordpress.
It distinguishes itself with the SEO tools it includes in its package such as Mozrank and Alexa.
Price is also very competitive at 30$/month for unlimited articles, though extra addons can be bought.
- Contentbot ai writer
This tool is very similar to Wordplay Ai, but includes a range of SEO tools to make content more likely to rank in searches. It also has a wordpress plugin to import and schedule content to one’s blog.
Niche specific content writing. Select a niche, some topic, and bulk create articles. It has a worpress plugin to import and schedule the bulk content to wordpress.
Because it requires choosing niches, Kafkai is not comfortable writing about any topic, and it is difficult to ask it to write about specific topics. Article length is also between 500-900 words and cannot be adjusted.
It costs 49$/month for 250 articles, 129$/month for 1000 articles.
Simplified can create full blog posts and publish to wordpress. It includes plagiarism checkers and Grammarly support.
It costs 75$/month for unlimited
Full blog post writer. No plagiarism checker, WordPress integration or SEO tools.
- Typli Ai
Typli Ai generates full articles from sentences/keywords. It includes a plagiarism checker and SEO keyword search tools. It has a wordpress pluging for easy upload. It does not mention scheduling of content or bulk generation.
It costs 29$/month.
This tool uses GPT-3 and can write full length articles based on prompt and keywords. It has API and wordpress integration for scheduling and posting content. Has a plagiarism checker. It costs 32$/month for unlimited articles and 30 SEO reports.
WriterX writes full blog articles. It has plagiarism check and SEO tools, though it cannot bulk create and has no wordpress integration.
It costs 60$/month for unlimited.
As we see from the abundance of offerings discussed above this market is growing rapidly. Two recent trends have emerged that are likely to drive broader adoption of these technologies over the next 24 months:
- Popularization of the technology via ChatGPT. While there are commercial applications of this implementation, its most important contribution will be “creating buzz” within the business community that will help drive adoption of more advanced platforms. The idea of using AI to generate content is no longer considered weird or edgy…
- Broad release of GTP-4 in mid 2023. Early reports suggest this is another significant boost in the “humanization” of AI capabilities, unlocking a broader set of potential applications in the content space.
These trends have consequences beyond the writing and publishing. A high functioning AI engine takes the cost of summarizing data and reducing it to narrative format to near zero. Creating cheap articles is just the beginning. Looking back, the act of creating books replaces the dynamic experience of communicating with a human expert (the tribal story teller) to get answers. One book written by the right person could replace thousands of hours of personalized advice and instructions. Or recall facts without being present.
Imagine a platform where most content could be generated dynamically, tailored to the preferences of an individual audience and the context of a single conversation. Fiction could be composed in real time, customized to an audience. Your child likes purple unicorns and magic goats? Sure, we can put them in the story. Wants to be an astronaut? Sure, we can version our story to send the goats into space. Likes classic police stories? We can handle that as well, turn the magic goal into a hardboiled 1930’s detective.
Perhaps you could even customized to preferences that the audience isn’t even aware they possess… for example, identifying which parts of a story disengage the audience and minimizing or eliminating them from text. Similar to how tribal story tellers of our distant past tweaked their own tales to optimize the experience for a given audience. Or a court advisor carefully selected proposals which were most relevant to a ruler’s tastes and predicted the most common questions before they were ever asked. All of this would occur in real time and in reaction to that specific conversation.
While the early stages of AI will be about automation, the end game will unlock fundamental changes in how we interact with information and systems.