How to Humanize AI-Generated Text
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  • 13th July 2023

How to Humanize AI-Generated Text

The rapid advancements in AI writing tools such as Jasper and ChatGPT make it possible to generate high volumes of informative content in a matter of minutes. But does the quality match the quantity? The answer – not always. While this technology has several benefits, the content it produces doesn’t match the natural quality of writing produced by real-life writers.

So, if you want to better implement the content produced by writing tools, keep reading for strategies on how to improve upon and humanize AI-generated content.

What Is AI-Generated Content?

AI-generated content is any text produced with the assistance of AI writing technology. These tools use machine learning algorithms to analyze vast amounts of data and generate coherent and relevant content in response to users’ inquiries.

While AI-generated content has shown incredible potential and opened up new possibilities in various fields, it also raises ethical concerns, especially regarding misinformation. And since it’s written by a machine, the content usually needs a thorough edit for style and tone before it’s ready for publication.

Next, let’s review specific ways you can edit and add to machine-generated content so that it appeals to a wider audience.

Incorporate Natural Language

Think about how people naturally communicate in everyday speech and incorporate these elements into AI-generated text:

●  Use contractions or informal language where appropriate.

●  Use a mix of long and short sentences and vary the sentence structure.

●  Avoid unnecessarily technical language or complex terminology.

●  Draw on devices like analogies, metaphors, and idioms to emphasize your points and to relate to your audience.

●  Avoid excessive use of filler words like additionally, moreover, and in conclusion.

●  Eliminate repetition or redundant information.

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To encourage participation and create a more conversational interaction, you can also include interactive elements in the content, such as questions or requests for feedback.

Reference Current Events

Topical references to pop culture or current events can provide context for your readers and make AI writing more relatable. If you do this, however, be mindful of your audience’s demographics (e.g., age, location, cultural background) to avoid confusion or potential misunderstandings.

Add Personality to Your Writing

One thing that technology can’t mimic is personality. Since AI-generated writing can sound somewhat monotone and robotic, give it life with a vibrant tone of voice. Depending on the type of writing and target audience, that voice could be funny, witty, friendly, professional, serious, etc. Whatever tone you use, try to implement it consistently, as an unreliable or inappropriate tone can make your writing seem unfocused and erratic.

Use Storytelling Techniques

AI tools produce straightforward answers to user input; they don’t elaborate on a subject or offer a unique perspective. To help illustrate the points produced by AI, humanize the content by incorporating narrative and storytelling elements, such as anecdotes or accounts of real-life events. And, when suitable, give your unique opinion or perspective on a topic to help build a connection with your audience.

Use the Active Voice

Use the active voice rather than the passive voice whenever possible. The active voice has a more clear, direct, and immediate tone and tends to be more engaging than the passive voice. It can also evoke stronger emotions in your readers. Attributing actions to specific subjects, rather than creating distance between subjects and their actions, humanizes the text and makes it easier for readers to empathize with the ideas presented. 

Use Humor When Appropriate

Nothing distinguishes human writers from robots more than a subtle pun or nuanced, witty observation. While including humor in AI-generated writing can add a bit of an edge in certain contexts, be mindful of using it excessively or causing offense. For example, it’s probably fine to add a well-placed joke to a partially AI-generated blog post on your personal website, but you might want to think twice before using humor in a formal business proposal. 

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Work in harmony with machines to produce relatable, natural-sounding content.

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If you want to incorporate AI-generated content into your writing process but want to avoid sounding robotic or unnatural, our editors can help. Our editing teams can humanize AI writing while sticking to your preferred style guide and desired tone of voice.

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