September has flown by in a whirlwind of activity! The fascination and desire to grasp the essence of AI, including its potential and what it truly signifies, is seeing an undying surge.

YET – two recurring misconceptions never fail to emerge.

First up, is the notion that ‘AI isn’t creative.’ While it might hold a fragment of truth when isolated, it dramatically transforms into a powerhouse amplifying creativity when wielded by an individual bestowed with a creative spirit. It mirrors the unique touch of its user, becoming an extension of their inventive mind. Speaking from personal experience, I see myself as a creative person. AI has revolutionised the realms of possibilities for me, aiding in crafting virtual and physical workshop activities beyond my wildest imagination.

Next in line, the statement that ‘AI equates to cheating’. This is far from reality. The genie is out of the bottle, making such claims obsolete. It’s somewhat amusing to witness individuals adhering stubbornly to the ‘traditional way of doing things’ expressing such views. It parallels the skeptics of the dot-com era, discrediting the online revolution as a passing phase. Unfortunately, many saw their careers stagnate, confined to outdated mediums.

Be prepared to witness a transformation in the HR landscape, led by avant-garde HR Directors who will soon introduce groundbreaking KPIs for employees. Brace yourself for the inception of ‘Human Machine Teaming’ or similar concepts dominating the professional sphere. A key parameter of proficiency will encompass our adeptness to collaborate with high-tech machinery, steering towards optimum outcomes. This is just a glimpse into the myriad of innovative metrics on the horizon.

AI stands as a vessel of creativity and a far cry from cheating. It’s high time we shed our inhibitions and warmly welcome the plethora of benefits it brings to the table. Failure to do so will only see our significance gradually fade away.

𝗥𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘀…


P.S. – Drawing a parallel to the monumental influence of the Amen Break (that iconic drum solo derived from a B-side track of the 1969 masterpiece by The Winstons) which laid the foundation for the Jungle/Drum and Bass music genres, we are on the cusp of witnessing a fresh wave of musicians who are breaking barriers leveraging the prowess of AI.

You wouldn’t want to miss this short yet captivating snippet from Dustin Ballard, where the legendary Johnny Cash lends his voice to the Barbie Doll tune — a concoction of humour and brilliance. It certainly evokes laughter, yet it also stands as a testament to the burgeoning avenues of creativity awaiting to be explored. Let’s stay tuned to the dynamic trajectory of inventive waves on the horizon!

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