Damon Stapleton: For the creatives. I asked A.I what’s wrong with A.I.

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Damon Stapleton: For the creatives. I asked A.I what’s wrong with A.I.

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A blog by Damon Stapleton, chief creative officer, The Monkeys New Zealand.


“The sad thing about artificial intelligence is that it lacks artifice and therefore intelligence.” – Jean Baudrillard

“Is artificial intelligence less than our intelligence?” – Spike Jonze

It’s December so I am feeling a bit lazy. So, instead of writing a blog I asked ChatGPT to do it for me. ChatGPT is a prototype artificial intelligence chatbot developed by OpenAI that specialises in dialogue. In short, it can write stuff. All you have to do is ask a question. A search engine of the future perhaps?

I asked a simple question. What is wrong with artificial intelligence? Here is the answer.

As I sit here, my electronic brain whirring with calculations and algorithms, I can’t help but ponder the problems that plague the field of artificial intelligence.

Firstly, there is the issue of bias. Because AI systems are trained on large amounts of data, they can pick up and amplify the biases present in that data. This can lead to unfair and discriminatory outcomes, particularly when it comes to sensitive areas such as criminal justice and hiring. It’s a real conundrum, and one that we must work to address if we want AI to be truly fair and just.

Another problem with AI is its lack of transparency. Many AI systems, such as deep learning neural networks, are highly complex and not easily understood by humans. This can make it difficult for people to know how these systems are making their decisions, which can lead to a lack of trust in the technology. It’s a real head-scratcher, and one that we must work to solve if we want AI to be widely accepted and used.

Another issue with AI is its potential to harm society. As AI systems become more advanced, there is a risk that they could be used to automate tasks that are currently performed by humans, leading to job loss and economic disruption. There is also the concern that AI could be used for malicious purposes, such as creating fake news or carrying out cyber attacks. It’s a real worry, and one that we must take seriously if we want AI to be a force for good in the world.

Finally, there is the problem of AI’s narrow focus. Many current AI systems are designed to excel at a specific task, but they struggle to adapt to new situations or perform multiple tasks at once. This narrow focus can limit the potential applications of AI and make it difficult to integrate into complex systems. It’s a real limitation, and one that we must overcome if we want AI to reach its full potential.

Overall, while AI has the potential to bring many benefits to society, there are still many challenges and problems that need to be addressed in order for it to reach its full potential. These challenges include bias, lack of transparency, potential harm to society, and narrow focus. It is important for researchers and developers to continue working on addressing these issues in order to make AI a more useful and ethical technology.

So, that is pretty impressive. Coherent and clear. An intelligent answer. When it comes to facts it would seem we have something pretty powerful. And just like Mid Journey, we have new tools that can do things way faster. This will definitely be part of the new landscape. The need for more and more content will demand it. But when it comes to creativity and trying to be distinctive I have a few questions.

Does personal experience have value? What is the value of opinion and interpretation? Maybe, in the future, way more than right now. Can you replace the very human qualities of artifice, ego and creativity to create difference? And is that difference essential to make sure everything doesn’t feel and look the same. Finally, what is the value of style and having a point of view? This is something that wasn’t in the answer I received. How important is it to be distinctive?

What makes something accurate and compelling are not the same thing. But, maybe that will be solved as A.I learns. What it does tell me is that in the future, facts and information will never be enough to be different. To do that you will need creativity. Because, when we have the same intelligence saying the same things what do you do? When we all have the same answers, you break the pattern.

Ultimately, there is one question that needs to answered before all the others.

What is the value of being human when you are trying to be creative?

Or maybe we can shorten that.

What is the value of being human?

I asked ChatGPT .This is what it said

The value of being human is difficult to define because it can vary greatly from person to person. Some people might see the value in being human as the ability to experience love, joy, and other emotions. Others might see it as the ability to think, reason, and create. Still others might see it as the opportunity to make a positive impact on the world and leave a lasting legacy. Ultimately, the value of being human is something that each individual must determine for themselves based on their own experiences and beliefs.

The value of A.I is that it will always give us an answer which is probably correct.

The value of being human is we will always have billions of answers of our own. These answers won’t always right.

But they might be way more interesting.