Hey E-AI Community,
As we wave goodbye to 2023, let’s take a chill moment to vibe on the incredible AI adventures we’ve shared in the creative and entertainment scene. This year was all about AI flexing its tech muscles, flipping the script on how we dream up, create, and soak in content. Here are some key highlights that, we feel, defined the landscape in 2023…
Generative AI Bringing the Creative Heat
This year, generative AI (shoutout to the rockstar GPT-3.5) stole the spotlight, becoming the ultimate sidekick for artists, writers, and designers. No more boring, repetitive tasks – AI stepped up its game, sparking fresh ideas and pushing creative boundaries. From crafting art to cooking up scripts and beats, generative AI became the ultimate creative co-pilot, dishing out unique perspectives and opening up amazing new artistic horizons.
DALL-E: The Artist’s Fantasy?
In 2023, OpenAI kept turning heads with the mind-blowing DALL-E. This groundbreaking model didn’t just whip up images; it painted vivid dreams. Artists found a true partner in crime with DALL-E, creating visuals that went way beyond the wildest imagination. Whether it’s reimagining the world or bringing fantastical creatures to life, DALL-E has totally changed the game in the visual art scene.
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Midjourney...Where Stories Get a Tech Twist:
Enter Midjourney – the superhero of storytelling platforms! Powered by next-level natural language magic and deep learning mojo, Midjourney turned storytelling into an interactive roller coaster. With narratives adapting to your choices, this year was a mashup of traditional storytellers and AI wizards creating mind-blowing, personalised experiences across different platforms. It’s like human imagination and machine intelligence joined forces for the ultimate storytelling mashup!
The authors prompted Midjourney to produce an image combining an elephant and a butterfly; they dubbed this creation “phantafly” (left). Then the authors prompted Stable Diffusion to generate designs for chairs and for artisanal chocolates inspired by “phantafly” (right). Midjourney; Stable Diffusion * Source Harvard Business Review
A Stable Diffusion : A Maturing AI Ecosystem:
Guess what? AI isn’t just for the tech geeks anymore. In 2023, we saw the rise of “Stable Diffusion” – a fancy term for AI becoming the go-to crew member in mainstream creative workflows. From making movies to crafting killer graphics, AI went from experimental sidekick to a legit asset for content creators. It’s like AI and creatives locked arms, boosting efficiency, and unleashing a whole new world of creative possibilities.
Prompt Engineering : Precision Meets Creativity :
Precision is the name of the game, thanks to the sleek moves of prompt engineering. Imagine fine-tuning your AI interactions with precision vibes. Content creators became the bosses, crafting carefully tailored prompts for more accurate and personalized outputs.
In fact, we recently, in partnership with Yulism, hosted a lunch & learn event at MT Lab with a special guest speaker, author of the book “Hypercreation” – Artificial Intelligence creativity and Human creativity, Flavient Chervet where he demonstrated how Prompt engineering gave creatives the power to articulate visions like never before, making AI an inseparable part of the creative hustle. Go ahead and visit Flavien’s website to see what he’s up to! To get a copy of his book visit nivedition.com/products/hypercreation,
The Ethical Debate Continues :
Still making waves in the mainstream media is the ethical discourse surrounding gen-AI, with mounting apprehensions about the possible misapplication of AI-generated content and its repercussions across diverse industries. Artists are still proactively searching for means to safeguard their creations and uphold creative authority, delving into legal channels and championing ethical standards to promote the responsible utilisation of generative AI in the realm of art. There are still many discussions to be had and E-AI will certainly become part of them.
So here we are… about to crossover into 2024, the dance between human creativity and AI genius keeps evolving. Many of this year’s epic moments set the stage for a future where AI isn’t just a support act – it’s the main event, inspiring and vibing with creators in the creative and entertainment world.
We’re cooking up something big at E-AI HQ and we can’t wait to share it with you all. Thank you for being part of this epic journey! Here’s to exploring new frontiers together in the wild intersection of creativity and AI.
Sending you all the festive vibes for the holiday season and a prosperous New Year!