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Bing, Bard, and Brainstorming: A Triadic Tenor of AI Pedagogy

Artificial Intelligence (AI) chatbots like Bing Chat, Bard, ChatGPT, Perplexity, and Claude 2 produce sophisticated content.  It is essential to integrate AI-generated material into the early stages of the writing process,  such as prewriting, brainstorming, and pre-research. There are three primary reasons for this approach. First, AI is an educational copilot intended to enhance rather than replace human intelligence; second, AI-generated content often contains biases, disinformation, and data racism, acknowledged by AI chatbots; third, incorporating AI content into prewriting allows human intelligence to oversee and engage with it, fostering continuous human creativity and addressing ethical dilemmas in leveraging AI capabilities. AI-generated content can assist writers by providing initial ideas, outlines, and source suggestions. When used thoughtfully, chatbots stimulate creativity in early drafting. However, excessive reliance on AI may result in unoriginal or underdeveloped writing. AI can only augment human creativity and critical thinking.  Using AI as a generative tool judiciously can enrich the writing process while preserving the writer’s unique voice. Ultimately, the writer’s synthesis and analysis should shape the final content, as AI complements but does not substitute for a writer’s knowledge and skills. A measured approach allows AI to expand possibilities without diminishing human creative potential.