Writing Skills

2021 ISSUE 02: Big Tech 

How to build a metaphor about artificial intelligence (AI)

When writing, the controls are in our hands. Metaphors influence how our readers see and understand our messages. A metaphor is a figure of speech that describes something through a comparison or symbolism, instead of a literal or direct way.

AI is the technology that uses computers to carry out tasks that would normally require human intelligence. There are certainly mixed views on AI and its growing use. Here are three steps to building different metaphors to describe AI.

STEP 01
Think of adjectives that describe AI.
STEP 02
Think of other objects that share these characteristics and/or abilities
STEP 03
Expand your metaphor. Think of verbs associated with the object you have chosen. How can you use these action words to describe AI and its use?
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STEP 01
Think of adjectives that describe AI.
STEP 02
Think of other objects that share these characteristics and/or abilities
STEP 03
Expand your metaphor. Think of verbs associated with the object you have chosen. How can you use these action words to describe AI and its use?
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