We’ve been publishing a lot of content about a new writing AI technology called ChatGPT lately. It looks like developers are making use of this new open-source system. Meet Addy, a new program that integrates with your Gmail to complete emails and respond on your behalf.
The Addy AI system has been in development for a few weeks now. It works by asking for the preferred tone you want to write in, completing your emails in record time. For it to be efficient, you need to integrate it with your Gmail account. It will take a few emails for it to learn your style and how you like to reply before it becomes automated.
Let’s look at the pros of Addy. There are many people out there who don’t know how to respond to emails properly. They stare at the screen, wondering what the best type of response would be. What would usually take me a few seconds to compile may take someone else an hour, as an example. Addy eliminates this frustration, completing the email within seconds for you to check.
So, what are the cons? Based on the description of Addy, it looks like it only works with Gmail for now. Also, you’re giving it access to your accounts. Even though the developer says it doesn’t store or steal information, it’s still risky. Imagine a hacker gains control of the Addy system and infiltrates your emails and personal details.
It’s also putting those of us who write emails for companies out of work. Sure, that’s a pro for companies who want to save money on paying for content. Yet, it’s another example of technology taking food away from humans who need to eat and feed their families.
But just like the industrial revolution and factories did the same thing, us writers will find a way to evolve and find a new use for our skills. For now, Addy is in Beta testing for anyone who wants to sign up and see how the AI can benefit them.