While it might be true that creative AIs lack coherence, I have no doubts that we’ll see new systems that start building coherence into their models.
I can see how an adversarial network can drive a plot idea while the convolutional network builds the different chapters. Even simpler than that, we could mix human-made plot and character templates with the automated text generation of current models.
I believe Artificial Intelligence can be creative and develop new innovative formats. Many artists lash back against the mere notion of having machines creating anything.
“But while algorithms can be useful tools in the artistic process, Wilson said he didn’t necessarily think robots will ever be able to create art more meaningful than humans because humans have one thing that no robot ever will: the experience of living a human life.”
Can an algorithm make science fiction better?
For me, creativity, like many other human aspects, isn’t unique to us. Machines will, driven by their own needs, become creative in their own way.
The question though is, what does this mean for companies? Is this something that only writers care about?
The topic is an interesting one because many organizations are betting on a future where their jobs won’t be taken by the machines. Most of those “protected” positions are so because they entail a certain degree of creativity and holistic approach.
The more I observe how Deep Tech is evolving, the less convinced I am that creativity will be a safeguard for jobs.
On the other hand, I think that AIs can significantly enhance the creative process. We are already doing that. Machines are the heart of video games, CGI effects in movies, Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim, etc.
In many ways, companies using AI enhanced creativity processes will win the day
. A good example is Reuters Tracer
, their in-house tool to detect, validate and corroborate real-time news. Their capacity to write part of the story in real time is giving them a decisive edge.
Machines will become creative. They will be able to write, compose and paint as good as humans. You can debate it their art is soulless or not, but they’ll produce stunning pieces. Most of this creations will be consumed by humans and will give a serious scalable competitive edge to any company that employs such methods.