Artificial intelligence (AI) has been used in content creation for many years, but its usage has been increasing recently as a result of more sophisticated AI models, such as ChatGPT and GPT-powered tools like Jasper, Copy.ai, Writesonic, etc. Hence, it’s important to consider the ways in which we can humanize AI-generated content to make it more relatable and understandable for readers, and avoid being penalized by Google.
In this article, we will provide a comprehensive guide to humanizing AI-generated content and avoiding detection by Google as well as AI content detectors.
We will explore a variety of techniques and strategies that can help you create AI-generated content that is indistinguishable from content written by humans.
Whether you are a business owner looking to use AI to create marketing materials or a content creator looking to improve the authenticity of your work, this guide will provide valuable insights and practical tips to help you achieve your goals. So, let’s dive in and learn how to humanize AI-generated content and avoid detection.
What is AI-Generated Content?
AI-generated content is any form of content that is written by machines. What I mean by AI or machine is a machine learning model that was trained using millions or billions of data found on the Internet. Based on the training, these AI models will generate human-like output with just a small amount of human input.
The AI-generated content can be a marketing copy, a blog post, social media content, or emails.
Note: Most of the time, AI marketing copies needn’t be humanized since they will not be published on Google directly.
These AI’s have come into existence in many forms, such as OpenAI’s Playground and ChatGPT, Jasper, Copy.ai, Writesonic, etc. But, all are powered by OpenAI’s GPT-3 model.
Importance of Humanizing AI-Generated Content
Though AI can effortlessly generate compelling marketing copies and long-form articles, it has a few limitations. In fact, Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, quoted that the GPT-3 is overhyped.
One of the primary issues with AI-generated content is its originality. AI-producing content is based on pre-trained data sets that are found on the Internet, so the content will not be creative or novel; it will only be plagiarism-free.
Another issue with GPT-3 or ChatGPT AI is that they cannot keep up with current events or unstable topics. For example, I asked ChatGPT who are the qualifiers of the FIFA WorldCup 2022. It is no wonder that it has given only a scheduled date of the world and a very generic process of the football match.
The AI is not good at giving answers to subjects (for example, laws, politics, and religious beliefs) that don’t have a general agreement. The usage of AI on these subjects will often generate inaccurate and incorrect insights.
AI models also tend to use biased descriptive words like large, lazy, jolly, bubbly, naughty, petite, sucked, etc. If you publish AI content without human intervention, you will end up publishing offensive content.
There is also a huge threat of radicalization of GPT-3. According to “The Radicalization Risks Posed By GPT-3 and Advanced Neural Language Models” by Kris McGuffie and Alex Newhouse from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, GPT-3 could be trained to produce convincing extremist manifestos. Using malicious AI models will lead to a huge risk of being penalized or getting banned.
Apart from the limitations of AI, you need to bypass Google if you use AI-generated content other than for marketing purposes. Since AI-generated content is against Google’s policy, AI content used on company websites or blogs may adversely affect search engine rankings.
To overcome all these limitations of AI, it is essential to humanize it. Otherwise, you will have to face the consequences of biased content.
Techniques for Humanizing AI-Generated Content
#1 Ask AI to Write in the Tone of Humans
One of the coolest and most intelligent techniques is asking the AI to not just write the content based on your requirement, but also in the tone of humans. Yes, this simple trick allowed me to escape the GPT-2 Output Detector.
Initially, I asked ChatGPT to write about SEO. As usual, it stunned me instantly with an essay about SEO within a few seconds.
Immediately, I checked this essay on GPT-2 Output Detector as well as Writer’s AI Content Detector. Both are showing that the content is 99.98% AI-generated.
In my next attempt, I asked ChatGPT to write an essay about SEO in a human tone. To use this technique, you need to use certain keywords in your prompt, also known as input.
You can’t just simply command ChatGPT to “write an essay about X, as it is written by a real human”. This will not be going to work and the content will not escape from the AI content detectors.
Prompt: Give me an essay of not less than 500 words about X. Use first-person and second-person singular and plural, storytelling to make the content written by a human.
Prompt: Write an essay about X. Use first and second-person singular and plural, storytelling to make the content written by a human.
The second part of my prompt is the keyword that will do the trick. Regardless of your requirement, ensure to add “Use first and second person singular and plural, storytelling to make the content written by a human” phrase in your prompt.
You can see that the ChatGPT-generated content is now bypassed by the AI content detectors with a human score of 97.99%.
#2 Use the AI-Generated Content As a First Draft
Instead of publishing the AI-generated content straight away, use it as a first draft. Most writers have a difficult time to kick start the writing process from scratch.
For those people, sophisticated AI models can be a good companion for writing a whole first draft. AI’s are good at collecting much information related to the queried topic instantly. An information-rich first draft is a great foundation to start and develop.
Once you get the content from AI, edit, add, and make the necessary changes to build the content. By doing so, you’ll be able to get great, information-rich articles that can evade AI content detectors.
#3 Infuse Emotions and Sensory Details
AI-generated content lack emotions and sensory details, which can make it feel less realistic. Adding sensory details, such as sights, sounds, and smells can help make the AI content feel more human.
#4 Include human-generated images and graphics
Using images and graphics created by humans can help make AI-generated content feel more authentic and human-like.
Prior to publishing the AI-generated content online, it is essential to fact-check it, check for offensive language, and verify its originality.
#5 Make it less Jargon
AI content often tends to have more jargon. You need to make it less simple to sound like human-written text. To do so, you need to ask the AI to replace the jargon terms with simple synonyms or use storytelling to explain them.
#6 Create Fictional Stories
If you are using AI to narrate fictional stories, you are good to go and don’t have to worry about humanizing it. No AI content detectors can detect fictional stories created by AI content generators. However, it is safe to check the content on AI content detectors before publishing.
Humanizing AI content is important for improving readability and comprehension, increasing credibility and trust, enhancing the user experience, increasing the potential for success, and better SEO ranking in Google.
By using techniques such as asking the AI to write in a human tone, adding personal anecdotes and experiences, and revising and editing the content, you can create AI-generated content that is indistinguishable from content written by humans.
Additionally, it is important to be aware of the limitations of AI-generated content and the risks associated with publishing content that is not properly humanized. By following the strategies outlined in this article, you can create high-quality, authentic AI-generated content that engages and resonates with your audience.