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Maximizing creative potential with AI; overcoming obstacles by expanding your toolbox.
Celebrating Human Potential and Creativity
We love human creativity and potential.
Brilliant storytellers have given us some of our favorite experiences, setting our minds ablaze with thoughtful excitement. Around the globe, creative teams of many shapes and sizes are producing a wide range of entertainment for our consumption.
We are in awe of the creativity and craftsmanship that goes into these creative moments. From the thoughtful dialogue of a television show to the intricate levels of a videogame, we’re constantly inspired by the skill and dedication of the creative teams behind these experiences. Even in content we haven’t necessarily enjoyed from our individual lenses, we can appreciate the time, effort, and dedication that went into these endeavors.
From the Humans for the Humans
One of the most exciting discoveries in our interviewing process was the consistency in how people are maximizing their potential with AI tools.
These are the people we’re celebrating every day.
You may recall our article on Despair the Alley Cat for example—a storytelling experience told through a generous balance of AI generative visuals and a tantalizing narrative voice.
When we connected with Despair, we discovered the story progressively develops and unfolds, and sometimes the creator doesn’t necessarily know where it’s going next.
Along our own journey we discovered Rob’s highly engaging storytelling where we’re exposed to his beautiful worlds. He’s finding great ways to connect with his audience while developing dynamic choice-based storytelling mechanisms! Way to go, Rob!
Storytellers like Dascha over athave incorporated AI generative visuals into her storytelling process, too. We love the way Dascha collaborates with others and uses the actual words from the collaboration prompts to develop intricately spun tales.
We fell in love with the OPTAGON (see it from the beginning below)—whose storyline has evolved quite a bit in a few short months! We’re excited to see where it goes!
Overcoming Barriers in Neurodiversity
From a personal lens, the world has felt inaccessible to us prior to the commodification of artificial intelligence tools.
Midjourney allows us to express in ways we were never able to before. This creator’s mind was frequently bottlenecked by the constant flow of ideas.
This individual brain is constantly firing ideation about EVERYTHING we see and interact with. Every bit of learning and knowledge attained compounds this experience—iterating internally in an endless cycle of perfectionist inaction.
Now, we’ve found our creative output is completely evolved, our storytelling capabilities are exponentially greater. Most importantly, we’ve found an intimate form of expression and creation that has provided therapeutic liberation.
Augmentation =/= Replacement
Augmenting imagination with AI can be a game-changer for creative individuals, as it can help to unlock new levels of inspiration, ideas, and creative possibilities.
Here are a few ways that AI can help to augment imagination:
Idea generation: AI-powered tools can help individuals generate new ideas for creative projects—powerful in the hands of the critically thinking creative community!
Visualizing abstract concepts: AI can help individuals visualize abstract concepts and make them more concrete. With the help of natural language processing algorithms, AI can generate images based on text descriptions, allowing users to see their ideas come to life.
Automating routine tasks: AI can automate repetitive tasks, freeing up mental energy and time for more imaginative activities. Automated writing tools, for example, can take care of repetitive writing tasks, freeing up time for creative ideation.
Collaborative creativity: AI can facilitate collaboration between multiple individuals and enhance the creative output of a team. In our own experience, we were able to connect with and collaborate with over 50 artists and creators in December of 2022!
It's important to keep in mind that it's not a replacement for human creativity.
Artificial intelligence is best when used as a tool that can help facilitate creativity. It's up to human individuals to harness their own creative potential. We’d bet on the folks who are maximizing their potential with their tools as the ones who come out on top.
Today, we are recommendingfor finding tools you may want to tap into. We're also suggesting checking out:
Futurepedia - The [self-proclaimed] Largest AI Tools Directory
r/WritingPrompts - A reliable staple in ideation and creation
AutoDraw - Great for mocking up something quick
How are you using artificial intelligence to maximize your potential?
What tools are you using? What tools do you want to use?
What concerns do you have about human creativity combined with artificial intelligence? We’ll be exploring some a future article, as well as some potential drawbacks and negative reception. We know how important it is to the critical perspective to consider as many sides as possible, and we intentionally framed this article up in a positive light to celebrate the potential of AI and human creativity.