Digital Marketing Manager, Toby Fairclough, discusses the future of AI in this blog, written (mostly) with AI.
Artificial intelligence (AI) has come a long way in recent years, and it has now found its way into a wide variety of tools that are used in different fields. These AI-powered tools have the potential to revolutionize the way we work, making tasks more efficient, and potentially, more creative.
One way AI has already drastically changed people’s work habits across the world is through automation – setting up rules to guide computer-controlled programmes to repeat set tasks.
One of the most common applications of automation-based AI tools is in the field of customer service. AI-powered chatbots can handle a large volume of customer inquiries, providing quick and accurate responses to common questions. This frees up customer service representatives to focus on more complex or nuanced issues that require a human touch.
Another area where AI-powered tools have made a big impact is in the realm of project management. AI-powered tools can help teams stay organized and on track by automating tasks such as scheduling and task assignments. This can help to increase productivity and reduce the risk of missed deadlines.
AI Generation / Creation
One of the most exciting recent developments in AI, is in AI generation / creation. The ability for AI to create unique, original content, with minimal human interaction.
Generative Art tools like Midjourney, or DALL-E have the ability to create a wide range of computer-generated original pieces of art, from the simplest of commands. Some AI systems have even been trained on vast datasets of artworks and are able to generate new pieces that are indistinguishable from those created by humans. The image at the top of this page is a unique piece created by AI programme using dramlike.art.
But AI is not just limited to creating art. It is also being used by artists to enhance their own work. For example, some artists are using AI to generate concepts and ideas for new pieces, while others are using it to help with the more technical aspects of their craft such as color selection and composition.
One of the biggest benefits of using AI in art is the speed at which it can work. While a human artist may spend hours, or even days, working on a single piece, an AI system can generate multiple pieces in a fraction of the time. This allows artists to experiment with different styles and techniques more quickly and easily.
Another benefit [or detriment] of AI in art is that it can help to democratize the art world. With AI, anyone can create art, regardless of their level of training or skill. This means that more people can have a voice in the art world and share their unique perspectives with the world.
Too much of a good thing?
However, not everyone is excited about the AI revolution…
- Loss of jobs: As AI and automation become more prevalent, there is a concern that certain jobs will be replaced by machines, leading to unemployment for certain workers.
- Bias in AI: AI systems can sometimes exhibit bias, as they are only as unbiased as the data they are trained on. This can lead to unfair treatment of certain groups.
- Privacy concerns: The collection and use of personal data by AI systems can raise privacy concerns.
- Lack of accountability: It is not always clear who is responsible when things go wrong with AI systems, which can make it difficult to hold anyone accountable for negative outcomes.
These are just a few examples, and it is important to carefully consider and address these and other potential negative aspects of AI as the technology continues to develop.
The future is here
AI tools are proving to be a valuable asset in a wide range of fields. As AI technology continues to advance, it is likely that we will see even more innovative and useful AI-powered tools being developed in the future, especially as we move from automation to creation and beyond.
- Copy (mostly) written with ChatGPT
- Picture (mostly) created with dreamlike.art