Semantron 23 Summer 2023

Will AI take over creative jobs?

Andrew Brown

There is no doubt that artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly evolving and growing more sophisticated every day. With advances in machine learning and natural language processing, AI is increasingly being used to create and interpret art, music, and other forms of creative expression. As AI continues to evolve, it will become increasingly capable of creating and interpreting creative works with little or no human input. In fact, it is not hard to imagine a future in which AI is responsible for the majority of creative output. There are several reasons why AI is likely to take over creative jobs. First, AI is capable of quickly and efficiently producing a large volume of creative work. Second, AI is not bound by the same limitations as humans, such as fatigue, boredom, and creative block. Third, AI is not constrained by human morality, which means that it can create works that explore dark or taboo subjects that humans might shy away from. Some people might argue that AI will never be able to replace humans in the creative arts because machines lack creativity and imagination. However, it is important to remember that AI is capable of learning and growing, which means that it can become more creative over time. In addition, as AI becomes more advanced, it will have access to vast amounts of data and information that humans could never hope to process. If you are still not convinced of the creative ability of AI the entire paragraph above was created by a programme made by Open AI, one of the leading researchers creating AI. All I had to do to create the paragraph was to ask the AI to ‘Write an essay on how AI will take over creative jobs’ and it outputted that text with no other context (see below).

There is no universal definition of creativity, just as there is no universal definition of love, but we all know it when we see it. So, can computers know creativity? Recent advancements in AI seem to suggest that the answer is a resounding ‘yes’ . There are several reasons why AI is likely to take over creative jobs. No human is born with the abilities to write, draw or sing: they develop these skills by observing and acting upon data. Similarly, AI can observe and learn from far more data than humans could take in a lifetime, to gain creative skills – whether the data is text, music, images, etc. If you feed an AI 100,000 poems or 1 million pieces of pop music, the AI can analyse the patterns in them and then produce its own. When the AI was asked to ‘Write a sad song about AI taking over the world’ it gave the result:


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