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There is an overwhelming amount of chatGPT about AI recently.

I wanted to understand for myself how this new reality that everyone is talking about might affect human creativity.

Here is what I learned. I hope you find it as interesting and thought provoking as I do.

Creativity is the ability to find new solutions to problems or challenges. Creative people are innovative and able to see things differently from others, which helps them come up with new ideas or solutions.

Creative thinking typically involves making connections between things that might not appear related at first glance.

This means being able to look at a problem from different angles and coming up with unexpected solutions.

Science tells us that there are major differences between our brain’s right and left halves. We know that the left side focuses more on systematic and logical analysis, while the right is more creative.

Computer programs developed by artificial intelligence are designed to be logical and systematic. This means that they cannot be impulsive or spontaneous like human creativity.

AI is programmed to process information in a certain way and achieve a particular result. It cannot deviate from these instructions, and its actions are predictable.

On the other hand, human creativity is unpredictable and often cannot be explained.

When you are inspired to create something new, there’s no telling how your ideas will manifest or what you might come up with—it’s an unexplained process.

While AI can assist in generating ideas and finding connections, the true essence of creativity lies within the human spirit (personally so relieved to hear this!).

The creative process will continue to depend on human intuition, emotion, and experience, even as AI tools like ChatGPT become increasingly integrated into it.

Creators should remain critical of AI-generated suggestions, recognizing that AI is only as good as the data and algorithms that power it. It does NOT have the power to reason!

Creators who wish to thrive in the age of AI must capitalize on the resources it makes available within the creative process.

While AI systems can gather large amounts of data and perform tasks based on that data, they do not truly understand the concepts they are processing and may not be able to generate innovative ideas on workshop topics … AI and creativity are two concepts that are fundamentally different.

Computer programs that use AI to analyze and interpret data are typically used in areas where accuracy is needed. These include medical research, engineering and finance.

In creative fields, however, things aren’t as clear cut. Creativity is subjective, and it isn’t easy to measure accuracy. In other words, creativity isn’t something that can be reduced to a set of equations or a mathematical formula. It is a human process open to many interpretations and viewpoints.

As with every technology, AI has its benefits and drawbacks.

Depending on your work type, you may want to add AI to your creative process. AI programs can help with repetitive tasks that involve analysis, information gathering and data processing.

The creative process is often messy and intricate and requires a lot of back-and-forth between different departments.

AI can automate certain tasks and make the creative process more efficient and effective. For example, AI can scour the internet for images and data to help with brainstorming.

If you are interested in learning more, here is a fabulous article written by a human being at Forbes.