With so many articles, blogs and conversations surrounding the topic of AI in recent months, there has been a lot of discussion about whether AI harms creativity, but there are many angles to approach this debate from. We’re going to break the argument down and analyse the ways in which AI can affect creativity.
AI Poses a Threat to Artists and Writers
Many argue that the rise of AI poses a threat to the work of artists and writers, as it’s now easier than ever to generate blogs, social media posts, and even images using various AI tools. With just a few clicks, anyone can have access to content that many wouldn’t even realise was generated with the assistance of AI. It may seem like a worrying time for artists, writers, and other content creators, but there is a simple fact that can help: AI isn’t human.
No matter how accurate AI becomes, it will never be able to fully replicate the human mind, as human creativity can be unpredictable and impulsive, something that AI is not able to do. Embracing AI tools, and using them for help with initial ideas can be great for content creators, and exploring ways to use them could end up beneficial to them and their work.
AI Kills Creativity
With the ability to generate content in just a few seconds, concerns have risen that AI is killing off creativity. However, this all depends on how AI is being used. When used a lot, it becomes important to think of new ways to interact with and use AI tools to achieve the desired results. This means that creativity is needed simply to use AI effectively. Furthermore, there are many ways to think outside the box and use several AI tools at once to get the best use out of them.
For example, on Day 5 we discussed how to use ChatGPT to create a prompt to give to the Image AI creator. This technique is a great way to make use of multiple AI tools, and can be the first step to many more creative ways to use them.
People Rely on AI Too Much
With so many AI tools now readily available at our fingertips, it’s easy to see why there is a worry that we will become too reliant on these new technologies. Over reliance on AI can be harmful in the long run, giving consumers a weaker experience due to potential repetitiveness. Deciding when to use AI can be a challenge, but it’s essential that it doesn’t fully replace work tasks. Rather, we would suggest using the tools here and there as a way to gather ideas or inspiration and proofread. When using AI for longer texts, such as blogs, social posts or ads, we’d recommend you use it as a base, similarly to how you would a first draft, and make sure you change it up to make it your own.
In conclusion, while it may seem that AI is harmful to creativity, there are many ways it can help boost it. Much of this depends on how AI tools are used, and when this is done effectively, there’s no end to what can be achieved.