In this episode of the Decentred Media Podcast, I met up with Professor Tracy Harwood and members of the Institute of Creative Technology at De Montfort University for a fascinating conversation about the role that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is playing in human creativity. We explored the intricate relationship between machine learning, the systematisation of superfast pattern recognition, and the uniqueness of the human creative experience.
We explored several key questions that intrigue both professionals and enthusiasts alike: How is AI becoming an integral part of the creative toolkit in various artistic fields? What does the advent of AI mean for the traditional understanding of creativity and originality? We considered the implications of AI-generated art and its ethical dimensions. How the creative industry is adapting to the rise of AI, and what this means for future professionals in these fields? We also discussed the potential of AI as a collaborative tool that enhances, rather than replaces, human creativity. Asking how should educational institutions evolve to equip students for a future where AI plays a significant role in creativity?
Hopefully the conversation provides a nuanced perspective on the evolving landscape of creativity in the age of AI, offering insights into the opportunities and challenges this technology brings.