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All your media needs met by AI – this photo’s AI instructions were: make me a photo-realistic picture of AI taking over the world. Commissioned by Eve Jeffery.

Mate, have you noticed how bloody hard it is to tell the difference between original work created by humans and work created by artificial intelligence (AI) these days? And let’s be real, why would anyone bother being creative when you can just get AI to do the work for you?

But seriously though, AI has become so sophisticated that it can mimic human writing and art styles with bloody impressive accuracy. We’ve seen AI programs that can write news articles, create music, and even paint pictures that are practically indistinguishable from those created by humans. So it’s no wonder that more and more people are opting to use AI to generate their content.

But what are the consequences of this trend? For starters, it’s becoming harder to differentiate between original ideas and those that have been generated by AI. This can lead to a lack of authenticity in the work being produced, and a lack of value placed on truly original ideas.

But perhaps the biggest consequence is that people are becoming less reliant on their own creativity and are instead relying on AI to do the work for them. This could lead to a decline in the value of human creativity and a shift towards a society where people are more passive consumers of content rather than active creators.

Impact on employment

And let’s not forget about the potential impact on employment. As AI takes on more tasks, there is a risk that certain jobs will become automated and people will lose their livelihoods. This could result in social and economic inequality, with those who are able to adapt to the changing job market thriving while others struggle.

But it’s not just the working world that will be affected. The increasing use of AI to generate content could also have cultural consequences. There is a risk that it will dominate the cultural landscape and displace traditional forms of art and expression. This could lead to a homogenisation of culture and a loss of diversity in the works being produced.

Now, you might think all of this sounds a bit cynical. But the truth is, the increasing use of AI to generate content has a number of consequences that need to be carefully considered. While it has the potential to increase efficiency and free up time for people to focus on other tasks, it also has the potential to devalue human creativity and lead to social and economic inequality.

Writers will become redundant

And let’s not forget about the potential impact on education. With AI writing becoming more prevalent, there is a risk that writers will become redundant. And with the availability of AI writing tools, students may be tempted to use them to complete their assignments, leading to a decline in critical thinking and writing skills.

So, as AI continues to advance and become more integrated into our daily lives, it’s important that we continue to critically examine its role in society and ensure that it is used in a way that benefits everyone. Otherwise, we could be in for a bloody rough ride.


Who wrote it?

Yes, this article was written by an AI program and really, if you know me, the ‘mate’ at the start gave it away.
I don’t say mate.  
My instructions to the application were ‘write an article about how it’s hard to tell the difference between original work and the work of AI, and how people don’t need to be creative any more.
Write about how AI writing may make writers redundant, and how students may access AI.
What would be the consequences? 
For the tone I asked AI to write this in a mildly cynical style of Eve Jeffery using Australian vernacular, mild swearing and a jaunty, colourful pace.
It came very close to getting it right – too close.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. Interesting article. As a creative for over 30 years, I find AI interesting and another option in my creative tool box.
    I asked my AI Application to respond to your article using your initial instructions but in a more positive manner.

    As artificial intelligence continues to advance, it seems as if the potential applications for AI and creativity are limitless. From machine-generated music to automated films, AI and creativity are more intertwined than ever before. But can AI truly inspire original art? In this blog post, we’ll explore the intersection of AI and creativity, and the possibilities of AI-inspired art.

    Debunking Eve Jeffrey’s Myths about AI and Creativity
    Eve Jeffrey’s article fails to recognize the potential of AI to be used in creative applications. AI can be used in a multitude of ways to enhance the creative process for artists and creators. Artificial intelligence can be used to generate new ideas, create unique art and music compositions, or even compose entire stories. AI technology also has powerful applications in digital marketing and content creation to help increase consumer engagement. This technology is revolutionizing how creative production is handled, making it easier and faster than ever before. With the right applications and implementation, AI has a great potential to not only improve the creative process but also revolutionize the industry in many ways.

    AI can be used to help generate ideas and new concepts, which can then be refined by human creativity. While Eve Jeffrey’s article suggests that AI is a threat to creative and human thought, its benefits should not be overlooked. In fact, AI can help students and other individuals develop and refine ideas and concepts that they would otherwise not have had access to. Furthermore, the use of AI can make it easier and faster for students and others to identify and use new sources of information and knowledge in their work. Ultimately, the use of AI can be incredibly beneficial and help people realize ideas and goals that may have seemed impossible before.

    By utilizing AI in creative projects, we can open up new possibilities and create unique solutions that would otherwise be impossible Finally, investing in AI-generated writing and content can help unlock greater creative potential for individual artists. By leveraging the power of AI and its ability to generate new ideas, artists can gain access to new perspectives and solutions that might not have been available to them before. In the long run, investing in AI-based writing may help lead to more innovative projects, inspiring art that would never have otherwise been realized.

    Examining the Potential for Original Art Generated by AI
    AI can generate artwork with a level of creativity and originality that is hard to achieve without human input. Contrary to what Eve Jeffrey has suggested in her recent article, AI can be a powerful tool to aid humans in creating artwork. It can be used as a catalyst to spark new ideas, and drive creativity in ways we never thought possible before. With AI, people have access to an array of new tools and techniques that enable them to create unique works of art with a level of detail and complexity that is almost unimaginable. As the technology continues to evolve, so will the potential for human creativity and the boundaries of art itself.

    As AI technology improves, the potential for innovative works of art produced by artificial intelligence is greater than ever before. Despite the valid and thoughtful critiques of the recent article by Eve Jeffrey, and regardless of how one may feel about the implications and applications of artificial intelligence, the capabilities and potential benefits of AI should not be overlooked. In particular, and how students may access AI and what would be the benefits? Access to artificial technology and its various benefits could provide educators and students with invaluable insights and increased levels of creativity. For example, studies have shown that access to artificial intelligence can lead to new and innovative artistic projects that explore unique ways of viewing and interpreting data. Ultimately, it is important to consider the potential opportunities and advantages opening up as AI technology advances.

    This could lead to opportunities for more people to experience and appreciate new forms of art generated by AI, rather than just hand-crafted pieces of art created by humans Additionally, this response to Eve Jeffrey’s negative article highlights the potential for AI and digital media to offer a new and more accessible platform and voice for the previously unheard and unseen in the art world. People should not be deterred from further exploring and embracing AI and its potential to create and popularise new and innovative forms of art. Who knows what beauty and creativity could surface with AI’s help? It’s a thrilling prospect and one we should look forward to with anticipation.

    The Benefits of Combining AI and Humans in Creative Projects
    By combining AI and humans in creative projects, we can use AI to identify and analyze trends, allowing us to develop more informed strategies. This could be beneficial to many fields and can lead to better and more efficient solutions. For example, AI can provide insights and analysis on various data sets, and how students may access AI. What would be the benefits? AI can offer valuable and insightful information and support for students in their academic and research endeavours. The possibilities and advantages of using AI in educational and research purposes are endless and could help pave the way for a better tomorrow for all.

    AI can also be used to automate mundane tasks, freeing up human resources for more complex and creative tasks. It is an incredibly powerful and flexible tool, and how students may access AI and what benefits it provides to them should be taken into account and considered. By taking advantage of the advances of AI technology, students can solve complicated problems and gain access to advanced and innovative ways of problem solving. Further, by incorporating AI into their studies, students can unlock opportunities for new and rewarding experiences and be able to explore and implement groundbreaking research and insights that may otherwise be inaccessible. Consequently, AI has the potential to revolutionize education and help students achieve greater success in their studies and beyond.

    Additionally, AI can help us generate new ideas and create more innovative solutions that would otherwise not be possible without the help of artificial intelligence Also, AI writing can be a useful tool for artists looking to create something new and exciting. AI can be used to generate ideas and create innovative solutions that the human mind may not usually come up with, helping artists to explore uncharted areas of creativity. By using AI writing, artists can expand their boundaries and explore areas of creativity they may not have previously known existed.

    How AI Can Enhance Creative Processes
    AI has the potential to take creative processes to the next level by introducing ideas and insights that would not have been possible before. While Eve Jeffrey’s recent article paints a pessimistic view of AI and its role in creative and innovative processes, AI is actually capable of serving as an invaluable and integral part of creative projects. By analyzing and interpreting data and trends, AI can facilitate meaningful and impactful ideas and suggest unique and insightful approaches. With such powerful and far-reaching capabilities, AI is likely to only become more essential for the creative workflow and help organizations and individuals reach their desired outcomes.

    AI can help to automate mundane tasks, such as editing and formatting, freeing up more time for the creative process. This can be beneficial for students and professionals alike. With AI, more time and resources can be devoted to creative and analytical activities. Additionally, AI and machine learning models can be used to provide insights and feedback on various tasks and how students may access AI. What would be the benefits? By using AI and machine learning, one can reduce the amount of manual labor and time spent on mundane tasks and instead focus on more complex and interesting problems. Finally, with AI, it removes the need for repetitive and exhausting tasks, thus allowing students and professionals to focus on their core goals.

    AI can also provide personalised content recommendations based on user data, allowing creators to craft more tailored pieces of work Additionally, AI can be advantageous in the writing process. Having content recommendations based on user data can empower artists to create more interesting and personalised pieces. Despite what Eve Jeffrey may think, AI writing doesn’t take away an artist’s creativity. It merely expands the range of possibilities to explore. With AI tools, artists can use their ingenuity and imagination in new ways, allowing them to craft more inspiring and dynamic works of art.

    Examining Historical Precedents of Human-AI Collaboration
    AI technology can support human creativity and help to bridge the gap between the human and machine worlds. In her article, Eve Jeffrey paints a rather negative picture of how AI could and should be used in the teaching and learning environment. However, there are numerous practical and beneficial ways and how students may access and use AI to enhance and support their learning and creativity. For example, AI can offer new and innovative ways to develop and apply knowledge and skills. Additionally, AI can provide real-time data and feedback, personalized learning paths and solutions which may motivate and engage learners in ways which have not previously been possible. What would be the benefits of using AI? AI can enable learners to create and test their own ideas quickly and accurately with greater understanding of the outcomes. Furthermore, access to data powered by AI can be used to compile and analyze information in a more efficient and effective manner than traditional methods.

    AI-human collaboration has long been a staple of successful innovation, with examples ranging from historical inventions to modern medical breakthroughs. It is therefore disheartening to read Eve Jeffrey’s negative and dismissive attitudes towards this beneficial and progressive form of collaboration. Such a response overlookss the potential and possibilities that can be unlocked by the combined power of AI and human intelligence and fails to appreciate its enormous potential for developing innovative and revolutionary ideas and products. Despite Eve Jeffrey’s opinion, AI-Human collaboration is here to stay and has a bright future ahead.

    By leveraging the power of both humans and AI, we can create groundbreaking solutions to the world’s most pressing problems Additionally, by leveraging the potential of both humans and AI, we can take our creative potential to the next level. AI writing can be an invaluable tool for furthering the development of art forms, allowing artists to create innovative solutions to difficult problems. By working together, humans and AI can create groundbreaking solutions that make a genuine difference in the world.

    Looking Ahead to the Future of Artificial Intelligence in Art
    Artificial intelligence has the potential to revolutionize the art industry, allowing artists to create works that were previously beyond their reach. It has been argued that this technology may take away from the creative aspect of art, but this overlook the potential for AI to be used as a tool to enhance a creative process. By utilizing AI-enabled tools, artists can expand their creativity and reimagine their artwork. In this way, AI serves more as an enabler than a replacement for traditional artistic techniques. There is no denying that AI has the capability to create stunning works of art – it just needs the right guidance from humans in order to do so.

    However, AI should be used responsibly and ethically, as outlined in Eve Jeffrey’s article and this is something that needs to be highlighted and discussed more, especially within the student community. Nonetheless, AI can still be a great opportunity and resource for student and can greatly benefit them in various fields and areas. For instance, AI can provide students access to and help them better understand and use data and information relevant to their studies and research. AI can also help students develop and practice skills which could be invaluable in their future endeavors. If used responsibly and ethically, the use of AI and its associated technologies should be encouraged amongst students and how they may access it should also be understood and promoted.

    We must look ahead and focus on how we can use AI to enrich the art industry, rather than let it take away from it Again, there is no denying that our industry and the world at large need to grapple with and consider the implications and possibilities of artificial intelligence and its power and influence. However, what the negative article by Eve Jeffrey misses is that AI can and does provide us with exciting opportunities to create and share incredible works of art and cultivate meaningful conversations around it. We must look ahead and focus on how we can use AI to enrich the art industry, rather than let it take away from it.

    Final Say
    In conclusion, AI is making huge strides in the creative world and has the potential to revolutionize the way art is created. While AI may not be able to create “true” original art just yet, it has undoubtedly opened up a new realm of possibilities for artists and creatives alike. By combining the imagination of humans with the power of AI, the potential for new, inspiring artwork is immense. As AI continues to advance and become even more intertwined with creativity, we can look forward to a future of ever-evolving concepts and ideas that bridge the gap between art and technology.

    Probably a little too wordy but a far better job than what I could write.

    PS AI still does not recognise new domains names, even though thay have ben available for almost 2 years.

  2. Sorry Eve, no. It really didn’t cut it. The giveaways were the repeated ‘bloody’, the ‘mate’ (as you pointed out) and a lot of other grammatical / style problems. No self respecting journalist would start serial paragraphs with ‘but’, closely followed by ‘so’ and ‘and’. The paragraphs are too long and the topic is not examined in depth. In short there’s no insight into the concept of Artificial Intelligence nor an analysis of the article’s claims.

    It’s 515 words of surmising. Wishful thinking by a bot.

  3. AI can write faster, but not better. It mimics in the way a typewriter mimics hand writing. AI runs into the same hard philosophy problems humans do, and in fact, commits the same logic fallacies as humans. Good youtube video ‘Ben Shapiro Breaks AI Chatbot’ demonstrates this with Google’s Open AI. AI falls for the same trickery and illusions as humans do. It’s a tool, not a replacement.

  4. And I prefer the bloody and the mate over what was once the supposed ‘all’s quiet on the Western Front.’ The unhuman battery
    of those at stake is up for deliverance.

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