Marketers and creators have been fawning over the wonders of AI songwriting, storytelling, and problem-solving, but…
… ChatGPT doesn’t actually “know” that much. Or so its creators say.
Not quite a whiz kid
OpenAI’s chatbot can’t “distinguish fact from fiction,” resulting in…
- Confident inaccuracies, like claiming “it takes 9 women 1 month to make a baby.”
- Hallucinations: i.e., making stuff up 15–20% of the time.
- The inability to cite sources for what it said.
- Outdated information.
- Poor intuition of user intent, giving out different answers depending on how you prompt a question.
So, will AI kill the advertising industry?
We’ve all seen experiments like the Ad Age Super Bowl ad created with ChatGPT and the DALL-E image generator.
But is it the end times for agencies? Well, maybe not.
MediaPost argues things can go in one of two directions:
- Clients will all turn to AI for their campaigns. If AI keeps improving, there might be no need for human input. However…
- AI can make ad agencies better. If you’re pitted against AI instead of other agencies, you’ll probably use
AI to test your ideas, seek new creative sparks, and add a human touch.
Let’s hope it’s the second one!
Why we care
OpenAI confirmed that ChatGPT currently lacks everything a human marketing specialist needs to be great at their job.
At this point, AI tools are just that: tools that can help advertisers do their jobs more effectively instead of replacing them.