AI. I want to give you a big hug.

But don’t step on my creativity.

Carel Kolchinski
ILLUMINATION

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Face covered in paint — Carel Kolchinski
Image by Alexandr Ivanov from Pixabay

Over the past month, I have been immersing myself in various AI programs and researching the current state of play with the whole AI bamboozlement.

I’m not a natural scientific programmer type — though I passed an exam in ‘C’ some years ago; that almost drove me nuts, but I achieved a — drum roll please — an Advanced Pass.

Anyway, all you creative, artistic people have become pretty excited about some AI issues. Many see it as a threat and some as a boon to creativity.

So what is the reality?

Like everyone else, I have had a little play with the dreaded ChatGPT (when I can actually access it) and I must admit it is impressive. Apart from stimulating an orgasm, it seems it can do just about anything and I applaud the brilliant people — actual humans, not AI robots (I think) — who created the darn thing.

(I’ve heard a whisper that they will charge for it soon — $60 a month?)

I also sense that Google is fine-tuning its AI detection systems. So, if you fill your website with AI content, Google might eventually zap it into oblivion. Not sure, but that seems a strong possibility.

We all realize that AI is not going to suddenly disappear, become unfashionable, or…

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Carel Kolchinski
ILLUMINATION

Past lives as a journalist, PR poseur and commercial slave. Now an aged teetotaller, cyclist, enthusiastic musician and painter. Certified writing addict.