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INSIDE ISSUE 14...

Nia Lizia Carnelio

Nia Carnelio

on using AI to prevent mental burnout

Penny Brazier

Penny Brazier

is desperately seeking the truth on AI for freelancers

Jo Watson

Jo Watson

would rather die than AI

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“Once a new technology rolls over you, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road.”

– Stewart Brand

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Dear Freelancer Mag Fan

I know, I know. Before you roll your (lovely, human) eyes, I get it. It’s everywhere, isn’t it? AI-enhanced this, AI-generated that. Our social feeds, our events, our email inboxes… stuffed with the dreaded AI. There’s no escape.

An artful dodge isn’t the best plan here. AI is like the internet, it is going to change everything at work, and at home. We’re on the cusp of something indisputably major.

#AskLinkedIn

👉 How are you starting to use AI and what is your favourite AI tool? 👈

/EmmaCossey
It’s a blank page starter. It doesn’t replace anything, but it helps get started (which as someone with ADHD, is one of the biggest challenges). I love goblin.tools and Tactiq for summarising meeting transcripts and turning them into emails and blog posts.
/MGuruUk
I’m starting to use AI to streamline my day, from making notes in Zoom meetings to summarising videos and blogs using Merlin. However, my favourite tool is 'There's an AI for that' – essentially a website in which I write what I need, and it shows me AI tools that are available.
/Louise-Ferne
I have used the AI function in Adobe Photoshop. It's a bit hit and miss... sometimes it is brilliant and the rest of the time it is just amusing! 😂
/RalphCunningham
It can be useful to plan a piece, but I usually only do so as a sense check after I have done my own planning. I'm pretty agnostic on what's best for this. I use ChatGPT, Claude.ai and Microsoft Copilot the most at the moment.
/Sarah-Pepper-5b481119b
I use ChatGPT to support with my posts, I write and then ask AI to improve, sometimes it’s too clean so then I go and add some extra spin of my own on it. Absolute game changer.

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Dear Freelancer Mag Fan,

I know, I know. Before you roll your (lovely, human) eyes, I get it. It’s everywhere, isn’t it? AI-enhanced this, AI-generated that. Our social feeds, our events, our email inboxes… stuffed with the dreaded AI. There’s no escape.

An artful dodge isn’t the best plan here. AI is like the internet, it is going to change everything at work, and at home. We’re on the cusp of something indisputably major. So the best plan is not to bury your head, but to learn the instructions, have a play and see where it can help you.

So where’s the instruction manual? Erm..I’m afraid to say, there isn’t one.

These techie types have shoved these magical tools in our faces and left it up to us to work it out. But you’re in luck — this issue of Freelancer Magazine does a brilliant job of guiding you through it all.

AI can do some serious good: helping freelancers avoid burnout (p.22), set refugees and migrants up with new careers and create more inclusive content (p.48). It can also create precious time in our cram-packed days, helping us with LinkedIn (p.82), upgrade our copy (p.34) and even build our own mini-ChatGPTs (p.30).

Pick a couple of things, have a play. I suspect you’re going to be pleasantly surprised.

Heather

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