Its core product, as Habib put it, is “automated insight extraction”–another way of describing the task of thinking, which is arguably the purpose of writing in the first place. As Joan Didion wrote, in 1976, “I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking.” A.I. programs such as Writer aim to supplant that process.
Quite depressing if you ask me. Even things as simple as making these posts, rather than just saving the links, forces me to think and understand. The idea people may one day default TK ChatGPT over writing… maybe in a curmudgeon, but I don’t think that’ll end well.