Friday 22 April 2022
Artificial Intelligence is now proving that it is capable to be creative by showing great skills in tasks that involve imagination, such as creating text and art. Creativity has been always attributed as a main human characteristic that could never be reproduced by machines or algorithms, at least not in the near future. However, nowadays, AI and Deep Learning are achieving incredible milestones in this aspect, and it is time to reconsider whether we have already arrived at the point where creativity can be automated by machines.
The answer to this question is not simple, as creativity is a complex human trait that involves many cognitive processes, such as ideation, problem-solving, and imagination. Moreover, creativity is often associated with the ability to come up with new and original ideas, which is something that AI is still struggling to achieve and is still far from being able to replicate 100% human creativity.
In general, AI is very good at understanding and analyzing data, but not so good at creative tasks. For example, a computer can easily beat a human in a game of chess, but it would be very difficult for a computer to come up with a new chess strategy. However, there are some tasks that involve creativity, such as creating text or artistic images, where AI is now showing great skills. For instance, a painting created by an AI algorithm was sold at a Christie’s auction for $432,500, which is more than the estimated price of $10,000 to $30,000. In addition, there are many examples of AI-created text by models such as OpenAI’s GPT-3, which is able to generate text that is indistinguishable from human-created ones.
Some experts believe that we have already arrived at the point where creativity can be automated by machines. However, others believe that there are still some limitations to what AI can do in terms of creativity. For example, AI is not yet able to come up with completely new ideas, but it can help humans to develop new ideas by providing them with data and analysis.
Overall, it is clear that AI is capable of being creative nowadays. However, it is important to note that it is still far from being able to replicate the full extent of human creativity. This is because creativity is a very complex trait that involves many cognitive processes, difficult to replicate. Nevertheless, AI has shown great potential in tasks that require creative thinking, and it is likely that in the future it will be able to create even more complex and original ideas.
Well, all this text that you have read until now has been generated by the GPT-3 model only by giving it the first paragraph as input, the rest has been completely generated by a neural network. Then it has been translated using DeepL and Google Translate, and then passed the same corrections that should have been done in a human text. The image of the article has also been generated by the VQ-GAN + CLIPS deep learning models. Thus, 95% of all this article has been automated with artificial intelligence models, demonstrating that they are already capable of carrying out tasks in which creativity is a key factor. In short, an AI talking about itself and taking a self-portrait, pretty amazing, right? Who knows if the next inLab FIB article will be generated with the help of an AI too…
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