AI, Creativity, & Curiosity
“In order to keep up with the world of 2050, you will need not merely to invent new ideas and products but above all to reinvent yourself again and again.”Yuval Noah Harari
Every time there is a technological innovation, a section of people is always against it.
Because they tend to replace their human counterpart, either partially or completely.
For a long time, this disruption largely existed in blue-collar industries (for ex- Robotics for manufacturing, mining, heavy industries, etc.) or in the field of heavy computing and data analysis.
However, with GPT-3 and Dall-E models, artificial intelligence is rapidly transforming the creative industry as well.
With the click of a button, you can write codes, create website copies, write emails, design images, create ad copies, develop movie scripts, songs, and whatnot!
For example, here are some images created by AI when given a particular prompt:
“A painting inspired by the Mona Lisa of a goat taking a picture with an iPad”
“A wise elephant staring at the moon at night”
“A tiger discovering the lost city of Atlantis”
“The meaning of life”
Images Courtesy: This Twitter thread, check it out for more images generated by creative prompts
Yes, much of it is still imperfect.
But wait until you hear the latest AI sensation- a podcast interview between Joe Rogan and Steve Jobs- completely written and performed by an AI model.
Listen to it below:
If you are a regular listener to Joe Ragan or have followed Steve Jobs closely, you might be able to tell the difference. Especially with Steve Jobs, it is easy to tell because of the lack of training data the developers had.
Yet, to me, it felt eerily accurate.
If you want to get an understanding of how this is possible, read the below article about generative AI and how can/will transform how we create in the world.
Since the article is written by Sequoia targeting startups in the Generative AI domain, it doesn’t really go into depth about real implications on jobs.
But it gives a broad picture of how AI will influence creative work.
Some key ideas on how it would impact the creative world:
- Firstly, it is unlikely to replace knowledge work and creative work.
- But for those who are open to embracing it, it can make them at least 10% more efficient and/or creative.
- Key applications: copywriting, writing assistance, code generation, art generation, gaming, media/advertising, design (prototyping), social media, communities, etc.
Fun fact: The above article itself is co-written with GPT-3!
Below is another example where the author talks about the most popular medium AI seems to be disrupting- writing.
Tweet of the Week: Thread on AI Writing
- AI already writes better than most inexpensive writers for introductory, fact-based articles.
- Entry-level writing jobs will be decimated
- There will be a massive shortage of expert writers New skill of “prompt craft” will emerge to get optimal results from an AI
This is the way how I interpret it:
Manual and low-creativity work would be replaced by AI.
For example, there would be hardly any need for writers for basic informational blogs, and articles that merely cover definitions, answers, etc.
So, a few critical questions arise:
- Where does it leave content creators?
- How do you prepare yourself if you are a creator, especially a writer, given that AI is already replacing many of these jobs?
- How can creative professionals prepare for this upcoming revolution?
- How do you reinvent in the era of artificial intelligence?
While there is no straightforward answer, I think the answer lies in chasing your curiosities and developing your originality, creativity, and expertise.
Some might think of this period as dystopian.
Yet, I feel this is the perfect era to bring out your individuality and originality in the world.
This is where getting curious and deliberately pursuing things that make you come alive comes into the picture.
AI might replace/augment our information-discovery and basic communication process.
But, it cannot replace the creativity and expertise of original thinkers.
This is what brings me to the last thing I want to share with you this week:
Video of the Week- The Adaptable Mind- 5 Skills You Need to Stay Relevant In This World
Watch this 11-minute film about 5 skills that you need to stay relevant and flourish in this constantly changing world.
If you are lazy (though I highly recommend watching the entire video), here are the 5 skills:
These are the skills that machines don’t have; only humans have. 🙂
That is all from me this week, folks!
Until next time