Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the world, including the world of technical communication. Never has it been so easy to automatically create or edit text and images with the help of generative AI such as ChatGPT. What does this mean for the field of technical communication and the technical writing community? What are the opportunities and risks?
In her white paper "Artificial Intelligence in technical communication: application, opportunities, and risks, and the future of our profession", Ulrike Parson provides an overview of the subfields of Artificial Intelligence and their applications in technical communication. She highlights the opportunities and risks of using AI and provides an overview of the legal framework for its use in the EU.