Tool Tryout Tuesday: Neuroflash

We’ve tried out several AI chatbots. They’re all much of a muchness, frankly, although they are certainly better than they were a couple of years ago. We’re going to bring you one more review, though, since people seem to be fascinated with these tools. Maybe you are also fascinated with these tools. If so, you’ll want to try out the free trial at Neuroflash

Can Neuroflash be your blogger?

No. Let’s just cut to the chase. Like other AI chat tools, Neuroflash is capable of writing grammatical sentences in English (and also in seven other languages). Like the others, though, it is repetitive and predictable. It doesn’t provide new insights on a subject. It doesn’t produce data — though this might be a good thing, considering how often the data produced by ChatGPT and similar tools is completely made up. If you ask it to write about the same subject more than once, it quickly runs out of new things to say. It’s just not very good. 

Never mind. What if you want it to speed up your own blogging? We think it might actually have some advantages there. 

You begin by choosing which tool you want to work with. 

We chose Ai Writer. At this point, you get a prompt to provide a topic and then to choose a title.

It offers to creat an outline and gives you a couple of choices.

Once you pick the title, it will generate a blog post for you. 

 

If you click on the SEO tab it suggests words you should use more or less frequently.

At this point, the tool has done all the writing, so it’s not really clear why it is giving the human advice which it should presumably have taken itself. However, this could start you off on your editing. Editing is an essential. The article on women in manufacturing said the same thing over and over. If I had simply removed all the redundant bits, I would have cut the post down to two paragraphs. The tool was apparently engaged in a contest to see how many times it could start a sentence with “By empowering more women in the manufacturing industry…” 

There was no evidence for any claims made, no specific examples, and no new thoughts at all. It would have gotten a good grade in a 5th grade English class, but that is the most positive thing I can say. On the other hand, this is a machine. We can’t expect much. I just question how much time this would save a competent writer. 

I have tested this less than the other tools I’ve used, but I can say that Neuroflash seems less inclined to hallucinate, as the producers of the chat tools call the occasions when they make stuff up. Perhaps it avoids all specific information in order to avoid making wild, false claims.

Neuroflash provides a better editing experience than Bertha.ai and ChatGPT doesn’t include editing in the tool itself. I’m saying it’s better than Bertha, but the truth is that Bertha is quite buggy — but is available as a WordPress plugin, so you can edit in your normal editor. Bertha causes some tools not to work properly and Neuroflash requires you to download your finished post and then to add it to your website. It’s probably about equal in terms of speed and irritation factor. 

Images

Neuroflash lets you search Unsplash right from the toolbar. It will even add the image to your post. Not where you want it, probably, but you have ti implement it into your website anyway.

Neuroflash also generates images. Like pretty much all AI images, they are weird and creepy most of the time. I mean, what body part is that on the desk behind the guy’s hand? 

      

Pricing

There is a free tier. It’s enough to try out the tool, but probably not enough to be useful if you want to use the tool regularly. The pricing is similar to other tools of this kind. 

If you are not a competent writer and don’t care to hire one, but you want to have a couple of blog posts a month at your website, this might be worth the investment. The interface is comfortable to use and the articles sound like human language even if they aren’t exactly inspired.


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