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  • Writer's pictureFrederick L Shelton

A Review of Jasper AI's Value Proposition


Upon a considered examination of Jasper AI, there emerges a salient narrative, punctuated by the platform's nascent stage. While innovation's early steps often come with stumbling blocks, the hope remains that with time, these can be surmounted.

My personal journey with Jasper AI, though brief, was emblematic of its current constraints. I navigated its offerings, only to find myself retreating, not out of disdain but a recognition that its utility, in its present state, falls short for long-form content needs. For example, I am prone to Advanced Prompt Engineering, Re-Engineering and Chain Engineering. My prompts can range from 100 to over 1,000 words in a Chain of Prompts. And with ChatGPT, Perplexity and Claude, I can produce excellent output from these techniques.

Jasper’s offering has the following drawbacks:

  • The Human Touch: Despite Jasper’s best efforts, its content rings of mechanical language. Even with my best training, I haven’t been able to get it to replicate even a modicum of my writing style.

  • Reliability and Accuracy: The tool indiscriminately amasses data, a process that has yielded dubious content, spurious statistics, and occasional inaccuracies.

  • Source Ambiguity: The lack of references renders content validation a herculean task, an integral step that becomes unavoidable.

  • Time-Intensive Supervision: Paradoxically, despite its automation, Jasper AI demands significant oversight. Editing, validating, and refining the content can, ironically, rival the time commitment of crafting original content.

  • Mode Limitations: For extensive content needs, one finds oneself constrained to the Boss Mode plan.

  • Word Count Mechanics: The system's proclivity to meander, coupled with a counting mechanism that bills every word (relevant or not), poses resource challenges.

  • Command Complexity: Initiating blog content becomes a task, burdened by the learning curve of discerning optimal commands.

  • Recipe Conundrums: The interface for text overlay on commands, especially in extensive recipes, becomes labyrinthine and can bewilder even seasoned users.

Jasper AI: A Verdict

From the vantage of my experience, Jasper AI's present iteration fails to resonate. While adept for templated short content, it stumbles in the more intricate realm article 1st drafts, blogs and consulting Analysis & Recommendations.

At double the price of ChatGPT 4, I’m staying with our first market mover.

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