One of the benefits of computer artificial intelligence (AI) is that it gathers together the collected knowledge of the computers that have come before it. AI comes pre-loaded with any knowledge we want to place in it.
In addition, AI tests, learns and grows. It constantly takes the information it, and other computers has learned and integrates that knowledge into its memory and algorithms.
So, what does this have to do with human creativity?
Well, it turns out these same two benefits apply to creatives.
First, you have as much access as you want to the creative work that has gone before you. Although you can’t experience everything that has flowed to you throughout history, you can selectively reach out, discover and experience any creative work or artist that appeals to you.
For instance, I randomly came across a Pierre Bonnard painting at an art gallery, and I fell in love with his use of color. If I choose to, I can easily study and learn all that’s available about him and his work.
This is one form of AI for the human creative – the ability to selectively access the collective knowledge, creativity and work of humankind. And you get a bonus that computers don’t experience: the joy of discovery.
The second benefit is that you can constantly learn, test and grow from your experiences.
The act of living provides you with deep, ongoing opportunities to learn and grow. It can be as basic as figuring out many t-shirts you want to print, or something as profound as getting better at cracking the code of relationships.
AI computers don’t have a choice. They will process data, test it, use it, “grow.”
You have a choice as to how you’ll respond. You can actively decide what to do with the things life gives you.
This is the second form of AI for the human creative: to apply what you’ve learned, to grow as you go. Another bonus to you that computers don’t experience: the sense of fulfillment you receive as you grow closer to fulfilling your life potential.
AI can do some incredible things.
You can too.
Here are a few questions you can use for self-coaching. Share your thoughts in the comments section or contact me directly.
- Whose creative work do you want to learn more about? Why?
- What will you do with the opportunities life gives you to learn and grow?