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Your New AI Intern: How to Navigate ChatGPT for P2P Texting

August 31, 2023

Your New AI Intern: How to Navigate ChatGPT for P2P Texting

4 min read

Technology and tools for political campaigns are growing constantly, and artificial intelligence has emerged as a game-changer in various facets of all campaigns. From quick responses to creative content generation, AI has positioned itself in every type of digital communication. One of the most popular applications of AI is ChatGPT – an accessible language model developed by OpenAI. 

Recently, messaging experts Lloyd Cotler from Banter Messaging and Tamilla Mirzoyeva of discussed the top uses. Here are their thoughts on all the applications, pitfalls, and future predictions of AI.

Understanding ChatGPT's Capabilities

Before you dive into using ChatGPT for P2P texting, it's essential to clearly understand its capabilities. ChatGPT is a language model trained to generate human-like text based on its input. It can provide information, answer questions, offer suggestions, and engage in conversations on a wide range of topics. However, it's not infallible and might sometimes produce inaccurate or irrelevant responses.

Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your AI Intern 

  • Choose the Right Input: Crafting your initial input is vital to receiving responses from ChatGPT. Frame your question in a way that's easy to understand.
  • Be Specific: When you build your prompt, specify things like tone, audience, and number of variants. Ambiguous phrasing can lead to unexpected responses.
  • Read It Out Loud: Sometimes ChatGPT misses the mark on the organic-sounding conversation. Read the copy AI writes out loud to check the flow, tone, style, and word choices.
  • Regenerate Responses Often: The initial copy that ChatGPT might not be the best choice. Regenerate responses to see if there are better ways to say something.
  • Ask Follow-Up Questions: ChatGPT responses are context-based, so you can ask follow-up questions or elaborate on your initial query to expand responses.
  • Double-Check Everything: Always verify critical information from reliable sources, especially for essential decisions or research purposes. AI is also notorious for bias. Double-check all of your automated work for potential issues. 
  • Teach it as You Go: The great benefit of AI models is that they are constantly learning. You can teach ChatGPT to remember details and feedback.

The Current State of AI in P2P Texting

Adoption of AI in Politics:

AI models can generate very human-like text, making them valuable tools for correspondence and response management. AI models can decipher context, provide relevant answers, and assist in creative writing. 

AI's adoption in politics is a topic of growing interest. It's gradually finding its way into campaign strategies, social media monitoring, and data analysis. AI tools can help analyze large volumes of public opinion data to gauge voter sentiment and refine messaging. 

Concerns Regarding AI for Texting:

Concerns about spreading inaccurate information, bias, privacy, and the potential misuse of AI-generated content in political discourse remain significant challenges to broader approval. AI models can inadvertently generate content that reflects societal biases in the data they were trained on. This might perpetuate stereotypes or result in offensive language.

There's a worry about the over-reliance on AI, which might reduce human-to-human communication and critical thinking skills. Striking a balance between the convenience of AI and the authenticity of human conversation remains a challenge.

Top Use Cases for AI in Texting

Response Management: 

  • Easily route volunteer intent, donate intent, FAQs
  • Process incoming messages for personalized content
  • Get a better understanding of opt-in and opt-out intent

Polling and Surveying:

  • Analyze responses and sentiments
  • Gain real-time insights into voter preferences and concerns
  • Encourage supporters to sign petitions and participate in targeted advocacy campaigns

Fundraising Campaigns:

  • Enhance fundraising efforts by sending personalized messages with AI-assisted data and message creation 
  • Provide instant responses to inquiries about campaigns and donation processes

Event Promotion and Reminders:

  • Automate event promotions and reminders for rallies, town halls, and community meetings
  • Keep supporters informed and engaged

What to Expect in the Future of AI

Lloyd and Tamilla had some predictions on where AI is going both inside and outside the political sphere:

  • More regulation: Expect either an ethical framework or more stringent regulations around AI use. Anticipate growing calls for increased regulatory oversight and the establishment of ethical guidelines to mitigate potential misuse and bias in AI-driven messaging.
  • Niche AI tools: Expect the emergence of specialized AI tools tailored for political communication, such as Automate AI and Writer AI, enabling campaigns to automate messaging strategies and craft persuasive content more effectively.
  • ChatGPT for your phone: Envision a future where ChatGPT's capabilities are even more accessible on a mobile device for on-the-go political insights, real-time engagement, and personalized responses to voters' inquiries.
  • ChatGPT Plugin Marketplace: We look forward to a vibrant marketplace where political organizations can access and integrate custom ChatGPT plugins, enabling tailored interactions that resonate with constituents, donors, and supporters on specific policy issues and campaign goals.

ChatGPT is a valuable tool, but an effective P2P texting campaign still depends on your guidance and expertise. 

Have questions about AI or P2P texting best practices? Reach out to one of the experts here.

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