Is AI the End of Human Art and Intellectual Creativity?

Is AI the End of Human Art and Intellectual Creativity?Headline: U.S. Copyright Office: AI Generated Works Are Not Eligible for Copyright.

Wow! I wonder what the decision will be when the illustrations for a children’s book are AI generated but the story is not. Can you imagine book publishers, whose earnings are in chaos, begin to find out that they can now avoid paying an artist/illustrator and instead upload a good AI app?

A friend was able to create a graduate level course with goals, a syllabus, assessments, and deliverables as well as a 35-word course catalogue description in less than 30 minutes. He went through it with a fine toothcomb, looking for nonsense or inaccuracies—and found it to be 80% accurate. 

I put in prompts for each of the original watercolor illustrations that my artist friend had done for a children’s book and replicated images for all of them. Both my friend and I found the illustrations to be awesome. Children would love them, but . . .?

We can’t wish AI away, just as we can’t wish nuclear weapons away. We need to figure it out, harness its phenomenal potential benefits, and mediate its potential harm. Robotics, Photoshop, Google—none of these genies are going back in the bottle.

Published by Carole J. Garrison

I’m a conversationalist, an observer, a passionate participant in life. And now, in my later years, I’m a recorder of the lessons of my life through essays, stories, and novels. I live in the fourth moment of life, just outside the normal distribution of most people and it is from this place that I write.

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