The Future of AI
Artificial Intelligence is something that upon hearing makes many people rush into endless debates about its uses, controversies, magic, consequences, and… the future. 🤔🌠
In today’s article, we want to present to you the opinions of Okuhle Fallet, Josephine Miller, and Adrian Steckeweh, already well-known imaginative, artistic, and ingenious Creators, about the not-so-long-ago created and brought into our world – the hottest topic of AI. 👀 Do not hesitate and get acquainted with not-so-obvious reflections on this subject, going in a philosophical direction… 🚀⭐️ Compare this with your opinions, agree or disagree, but in any case, delve into the subject of discussion! 📖🪁
What do you think is the reason for AI being such a hot topic nowadays?
I think AI has been a shock to everyone’s system – it has in a way – forced us to confront the nature of our own and collective realities. And our very own intelligence. How could something we created be far superior? In fact, personally, nothing has felt “real” since COVID hit. With the sudden emergence of interconnectedness via booming social networks – it made the world suddenly feel a lot smaller. And the fact that there are billions of us sharing the earth doesn’t sound as scary now that we feel a little bit closer to our families and friends online. People we’ve grown with for years and never even gave a hug to because life was moving so fast. We’ve seen so many success stories. AI is creating so many more opportunities that it would make your mind spin trying to think about it all – but it threatens the old way of thinking, one that should be left behind if we are going to flourish freely and independently – especially as a member of the creative community. But I also think at a rudimentary level – it excites (or scares) the most inner childlike nature in all of us and it begs the question: how far can the human imagination go? And the answer is simple. It’s infinite. I think that’s what got everyone ticking – but I think sooner or later we’ll find our feet as a global community, as we always have. I mean, if we made it through dial-up internet, floppy disks, 8G RAM, Space Invaders, and terrible mandatory high school books like Animal Farm, oh and the Backstreet Boys…and VGA flip phones – then we can make it through anything!
I believe the reason AI is such a hot topic nowadays is that it offers a whole new level of possibilities and opportunities within the industry. With the advancements in AI technology, we are able to create highly immersive and interactive experiences that were previously impossible to achieve.
It’s just better than us. Just kidding, but kind of not.
Quickly producing tons of iterations, learning a vast amount of knowledge in seconds, and coming up with solutions we didn’t see.
That’s something people in science and the smartphone user on the toilet can all appreciate.
In which way the development of AI will change the perspective of digital creation? How much do you think it’s going to influence such fields as AR and VR?
Okay, so I’ll be honest. I am probably the weirdest person in the world because I love films! The true craft of creating a pure well thought human narrative that mimics some aspect of our known realities. I think of binary as an old system of 1 and 0s – you’re either the one or the zero and that’s kinda philosophically messed up, right? Anyway, what people fail to realize is that science, technology, spirituality, and art have always been the key ingredients to the development of civilization. Now that we’re in the age of the Quantum Leap (the scientists have known since before the 70s, folks) where everything is a qubit. You are a combination of 1 and 0 to form a version of infinite positive outcomes – should you embrace the change. It’s so exciting! I stay glued to the edge of my seat waiting for the day people realize that now is the time to just chill the (bleep) out. The earth is dying, life is too fast-paced and we’ve forgotten that we’ve always had the ability to create our worlds. We’ve already seen that the internet allows for that and I see evidence of it all the time! I wake up every day with a big smile on my face knowing that I get to do what I love every day. I really think AR and VR have opened the way to another branch to the creative expression tree – I mean people still love painters right? AI and the whole lot just make everything more efficient so that we can have the time to ourselves to live more purposeful lives in the time we have left. At the rate that we’re going, we might as well roll the credits because, after everything I’ve seen in the news, I’m surprised I haven’t been jumped by aliens or something ridiculous like that! Space, dragons – just the ability to create and develop your own niche on the internet idealistically lives up to a more unified way of thinking. A way of future thinking. In a new system where you are not a 1 or a 0 – but rather – 1 of 1. The one. And the only rule is that you be unique. Do your own thing, vibes – it’s what I crave as a creative soul – any human soul for that matter. For example, nothing speaks to the soul these days like movies – you’re either streamin’ or stealin’, baby. Anyway, I recently watched a series where they shot an obscene amount of footage in front of something called The Volume, which I thought was incredible because who would want to film on location during a pandemic? Anyway, the show must go on, soon after that I saw a rad AI video, I got some software and pretty soon I was splicing my face and making portraits – just experimenting. I mean I’m pretty confident I can put something out right now as we speak BUT it’s the fact that there are people who’ve been waiting for years to get given the chance. The point is – AR and VR together with AI assistants literally make everything easier and more efficient when used the right way.
Tiffany & Co. x NIKE by Okuhle Fallet
From my perspective, I believe that the development of AI will greatly change the way we approach digital creation. AI has the potential to make the design process much more efficient, freeing up more time for creativity and innovation. It also has the potential to create entirely new forms of XR experiences that engage users in new and innovative ways. I think the impact of AI on the fields of AR and VR will be significant and will greatly shape the future of XR design.
I often think about the value of things. A drawing made by your 4 y.o. child has such high value, but what about an image that your child made with an AI, dictating what to do?
Probably looks great and funny, but how much of that image is a part of your child?
There is already a plethora of AI created images. Some call it art.
There is even the search engine Lexica to search for already AI created images, based on their prompt. Because surprise: You are not unique!
What I do see is that unusual concepts suddenly get brought to reality. AI images come with a sense of truthfulness although they’re the opposite.
I recently saw „trail cam pictures of the pope“ images, which are basically night vision pictures of the pope being caught wandering in the forests. It is such a grotesque idea and the vague realism of the images catch you off guard. I think that way, AI will rapidly help in developing concepts that weren’t thought of before.
AR and VR are still quite gimmicky and in their baby shoes. It is interesting that they’re growing up with AI in the same Kindergarten. Apple will let you create apps for their AR glasses by talking to their AI Siri. That is a first step, but I think they will influence each other in ways we can’t even predict right now.
AI has quickly become trending, but there is a wide circle of people for whom Artificial Intelligence doesn’t evoke positive feelings. Is there a reason to be afraid of AI?
Well, if AI is like a kid that’s just got accelerated learning capacity…which it derives…from the known internet (the same one that still has a record of that one time you were a loser and someone saw it, even if you quickly deleted it?). Yep, same one – if the kid ever goes Terminator, Ultron, or Thanos on us, wouldn’t it just mean it collectively learned from our online behaviors – known and otherwise? Yeah sure it has a bias, as it should because we lived in a biased society. But in the same way, a model can be fed more information to correct its behavior or outcomes – perhaps we could learn a lesson or two from the movies because men who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. And they’re probably the same ones wailing about ‘true’ art. My art teacher once told me that a true artist is one that can adapt and communicate a delicate message only meant for the enlightened soul through the best available technology in their time. It’s 2023 and if you want to spend 5 days modeling on Blender just to complain about the guys using Gravity Sketch for 5 hours – don’t be surprised if the system doesn’t accommodate you. At some point all these technologies will affect our lives – much of it does. The age of the future is about sharing knowledge too, so people should stop gatekeeping creativity – you can’t monetize everything so let people be! What’s awesome about the future is that you’ll be able to develop your own individual skills that’ll make you an expert and hopefully when the global financial system collapses, we can start on a newish slate unless we just listen to what the experts say, who knows? I feel like big brands need to wake up too. The medium of expression has expanded and they should reach out and collaborate with AR Creators too. There are a lot of smart people in the community and they know what they’re doing. AR, VR, and AI are the future and it is already here. Personally, I feel like Superman in Man of Steel…there’s that song on the soundtrack that goes ‘Look to the Stars’ – and I look up all the time and there I find my source of inspiration and fascination. So in times like these I think it is always important to keep our heads up – for everything! Maybe if we start putting better stuff out on the internet, interrogating our demons, healing, and contributing positively to the earth then perhaps we wouldn’t feel so threatened by the threat…to our collective intelligence?
While AI is a powerful tool for XR designers, there are also concerns about its impact on the industry. Some people are afraid that AI may eventually replace human designers and lead to a loss of jobs. However, I believe that AI will actually enhance the creative process and allow us to create more intricate and immersive XR experiences. My best advice for any creator is to have fun and experiment with AI as a tool in your own way as it will naturally help you challenge your own creative mind into creating stronger, more purposeful designs.
I think a lot of people are afraid for their jobs. Most jobs will be sooner or later replaced by AI. Right now the creative industry is particularly “attacked“ by it because most easy-to-use and available AI are connected to that field.
That seems scary but is unfortunately inevitable.
I hope most of our professions will survive as conductors. Guiding the AI and communicating with the client.
Another worry for me is that most AI only learns from what has been done so far. Imagine everybody resting on what AI can create now and not trying to create something new manually, the hard way.
That would lead to creative stagnation.
It’s amazing how wide the range of opinions is and how far these brilliant minds have managed to think… 😍 We share everyone’s thoughts, no matter how contradictory it may seem! Very soon we will learn more and see how true our forecasts turned out to be, but for now let’s dream big, creating new stunning projects and being inspired by the limitlessness of our possibilities! 👾🔮