AI is eating your lunch...

AI is eating your lunch...
"an animated image of an AI monster eating someones lunch"

If you haven't heard about the latest advancements in AI technology, you may have been living under a rock. While AI itself is not a new concept, the general public recently gained access to new tools that have garnered a lot of attention. These tools have opened everyone's eyes to the potential of AI and its capabilities.

There has been a lot of buzz and excitement surrounding ChatGPT and their innovative tools. It's important to keep in mind that these tools are still in their beta stage and are only in their first iteration. Despite this, they are incredibly impressive and it's a little daunting to consider where this technology could be heading in the future.

Recently, we have seen AI start to infiltrate a variety of different industries and applications. While this is not an exhaustive list of all the AI tools currently available, here are some that I have been exploring over the past week. I will also explain how I am implementing one of these tools in a specific project to determine its potential profitability.

First on the list is ChatGPT, a tool that allows users to ask questions and give instructions in a chat-like fashion, resulting in impressive and sometimes surprising output.

The same team has put together DALL-E, where you can give human instruction and it'll generate a bunch of images for you. Pretty neat hey?

Canva, known for its design tools, has also entered the AI space. Within Canva, you can now give the program an instruction to generate an image for you. This is a pretty neat feature, don't you think?

Notion has recently teased their new AI product, which will be integrated into their platform. It appears to be similar to chatGPT, and I have already added myself to the waiting list. You can do the same if you're interested.

Let's discuss ChatGPT, which is what I'm currently trying to use. I find that the image generators can be somewhat hit or miss.

Currently, I am using chatGPT to write a script for a YouTube video. Here's how I began the process:

Step 1: To start my project, I asked chatGPT for some video ideas in a specific niche. I reviewed the suggestions and asked it to expand on a few of them. After considering the options, I chose one to move forward with.

Step 2: After choosing an idea for my video, I asked chatGPT to create an outline for a YouTube script based on that idea. It was able to generate a detailed outline for me to work with.

Step 3: After reviewing the outline, I asked chatGPT to write paragraphs for certain parts of the script. I added these to the script to expand it and stopped at around 1000 words. This helped to add more detail and depth to the script.

Step 4: Now that we have a script, we need to turn it into a video. I tried using text-to-speech tools, but they were too robotic. So, I went to Fiverr and found someone to read the script and send me back an audio file. This will help to add a more natural and engaging voice to the video.

Step 5: Next, I visited a royalty-free asset site, such as Envato or Storyblocks, to gather stock video. This will help to add visual elements to the video and bring the script to life.

Step 6: After obtaining the audio file, I dropped it into Final Cut and began editing the video according to the sound track. I added titles, transitions, and other elements to enhance the video and make it more engaging.

Step 7: Finally, I created a new channel on YouTube and uploaded the video, adding a thumbnail and title. And just like that, we have a video on YouTube.

I understand that a new video on a new channel may not gain a lot of views right away. So, I plan to create a dozen or so videos using the method described above and post them to YouTube over a period of time to see how the channel progresses and what kind of traction it gets.

So why this specific experiment?

To be honest, I find this process to be fairly simple and straightforward. However, I struggle with writing, so I couldn't come up with a script as good as chatGPT's if I tried. Fortunately, I have knowledge in the niche I chose, so I know which areas to expand on and what works well on YouTube. This is something that AI tools still struggle with to some extent.

I decided to outsource the voiceover for the video, as there are many talented people on Fiverr who can provide this service. I also believe that an American accent would perform better than my South African accent.

I am able to handle the video editing, as it is relatively simple and I am confident that AI tools will become very skilled at this in the near future. My main goal with this project is to see if I can produce content with minimal effort and resources. I plan to explore the world of AI further and will keep everyone updated on the outcome of this experiment.