Back in the early '80s people often dimissed personal computers as expensive recipe storage devices. They failed to understand they were on the cusp of a technological revolution and only seeing the present state of the technology without considering the rapid advances in that technology that were on and just over the horizon.
Yeah, but computers were and are still seen as tools to the average person that help aid them in their work. On the other hand, artificial intellignece is specifically designed to replace human intelligence - which is the foundation for most of everything.
The only people able to convince others that AI just like the computer is just a tool to help people become more productive are clever marketers trying to tap into the human mind - that’s it.
Just look at every other artifical thing you see around you. Does it enhance what you currently do or does it replace it?
Do artificial plants enhance the look and feel of real plants? No, people instead use them to replace real plants to put them in their homes to beautify it and probably because they don’t have the time, discipline, or knowledge to keep real plants.
What about artificial limbs? Do they make your current body parts more productive and function better? Or were they designed specifically to replace actual body parts of people that had been lost due to some disability or accident?
As far as I can see into the future, I can only imagine AI becoming more capable and powerful in ways that will profoundly affect the world – graphic design being just one of them.
That’s how I view AI as well. I never said it won’t stop developing but I’m just saying people, especially those in creative fields, need to diversify to keep their moat intact. Because for some people this isn’t a debate about whether AI is as good as humans or not - it’s about whether people would be able to put food on the table for their family or not.
The way I see it is that, as AI develops more and becomes more efficient it’s going to be more rigidly regulated. Think nuclear bombs
We have the tech to make it but it’s not freely available at your local store. Nor in a guns or demolitions site either - why? Because it’s too dangerous to release to the public and people seemed to have accepted that. With AI though, many people start with the notion “but what about democracy?” If we go to the stage of Generative AI, me and you could probably use it to make a design 10x faster for a client but some sickos are going to be using it to create some advacned weaponry that hasn’t been released yet to dominate the world
Sure, that sounds like something from a sci-fi movie - but everything about AI sounds like a sci-fi movie. So, I guess Advanced AI, Generative AI, would be better locked up somewhere safe to achieve things like ending world hunger or something not for a lazy person with 0 skills and creativity to make a quick buck out of