"Jarvis, which uses artificial intelligence to write, is offering to write blog posts and marketing material," reports Joanne Jacobs. She's clearly sceptical about the whole idea, and yet there's something about it that's compelling. "Jarvis’ writing is not very good, but it’s better than what many students turn out." This points to an important truth: AI doesn't have to be as good as the best we can produce. It only has to be better than the worst.