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🎙 Daily Podcast Episode: By now we all know how amazing of a tool AI is for content creation. So how can creatives put AI to work and what does the future of creativity look like? Give it a listen.
🕵️♂️ Fresh Finds: An AI developer platform for engineering teams, OpenAI faces setbacks on its new AI model, and the issue of AI bringing people back from the dead. Read on for Fresh Finds.
🗞 Byte Sized Daily AI News: Foxconn and Nvidia create new AI power duo, Britain’s AI safety summit, and how AI robots are joining fast food staffs. For that and more, read on for Byte Sized News.
🚀 AI In 5: People get so many things about ChatGPT wrong. So buckle up and get ready for your ultimate ChatGPT cheat sheet! See it here
🧠 Learn & Leveraging AI: Whether you’re a creative looking to adapt to AI or a non-creative looking to leverage AI to create amazing content, let’s break down the future of creativity. Keep reading for that!
↩️ Don’t miss out: Did you miss our last newsletter? We talked about what to look for from AI in the future, NYC’s mayor unveils AI Responsibility Agenda, and a ChatGPT hack that saves you hours. Check it here!
FutureCrafting - The AI Creative Revolution 🧑🎨️
From Midjourney to Adobe Firefly, AI is making content creation easier and more accessible than ever before.
So what does that mean for the future of creatives and the creative industry? And is it a good or a bad thing?
Brian Sykes, A.I. Whisperer of A.I. Explore, joins us to talk about all things creativity and AI and how you can put it to work for you.
Also on the pod today:
• Does AI replace creatives? 🤔
• Getting good AI outputs for content creation 🖼
• Prompting AI as a creative 🗣
It’ll be worth your 34 minutes:
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1. Foxconn and Nvidia Create New AI Power Duo 🤝
Foxconn, the maker of the iPhone, is joining forces with Nvidia, and they're setting their sights on AI. The plan? They're building AI factories together, combining Foxconn's manufacturing prowess with Nvidia's AI expertise. This collaboration is about pioneering the AI infrastructure of tomorrow. Keep an eye on this duo; they're about to make some serious waves in the tech world.
2. Britain's AI Safety Summit: A Global Leadership Play 🇬🇧
The UK is stepping onto the global stage with its very own AI Safety Summit. Britain is aiming for a leadership role in AI safety, bringing together experts, policymakers, and tech leaders to navigate the complex ethical and safety issues surrounding artificial intelligence. The summit looks to set standards globally on AI.
3. AI Robots Are Joining Fast Food Staffs 🍔
The restaurant industry is getting a tech makeover, and AI and robots are leading the charge. From flipping burgers to taking orders, these high-tech helpers are popping up in fast-food chains like Wendy's, IHOP, Chipotle, Sweetgreen, and more, tackling the industry's labor crunch and efficiency woes.
4. China's AI Framework Calls for Equal Rights and Opportunities 🌏
China is launching an AI framework that champions equal rights and opportunities for all nations. Coming a day after the US further restricts AI chips to China, it’s a geopolitical play that hopes to create a more inclusive global AI landscape. With issues like tech disparities and digital divides on the line, this framework could be a game-changer.
5. Stanford's Deep Dive into How AI Works and Top 10 Models 🧠
Ever wondered how AI really works? Stanford's got you covered. They're peeling back the curtain on the inner workings of artificial intelligence, offering insights that could help us understand this complex tech better. From learning algorithms to ranking the top 10 AI models, this exploration is for anyone curious about the brain behind the bots.
Your ChatGPT cheat sheet
ChatGPT modes reviewed
People get so many things about ChatGPT wrong. So buckle up and get ready for your ultimate ChatGPT cheat sheet! We're about to set the record straight.
We’ve spent a thousand plus hours inside ChatGPT so you don’t have to.
We’re reviewing the different modes in ChatGPT and explaining when it’s best to use each one. This is legit a must-watch.
🤷♂️ What’s Going On and Why It Matters:
Is GenAI bad for the creative industry?
Should we all be using AI tools to bolster our creativity with the paste of a prompt, or should we keep it old school and create by hand?
After making some predictions yesterday about how GenAI shows up in 2024, we tackled some tough questions today about AI and creativity.
What’s the best way to ACTUALLY put GenAI to use in your workflow?
Is Generative AI changing what it means to be creative?
Is it cheating if we use these AI tools?
We didn’t ponder these burning questions alone, as we tapped into the GenAI insights of Brian Sykes, AI Whisperer at AI Explore.
With about 25 years of professional experience in the creative space, Brian offered a unique perspective on how GenAI is impacting fields such as marketing, advertising, communications and more.
Our takeaway from today’s conversation?
GenAI has leveled the playing field. Fosho.
Tasks that used to take countless hours to master can now be automagically done in seconds. (Talking about you, Canva Magic Eraser! Why’d we waste like 298 hours doing this manually in the 2010s?)
But we learned a WHOLE lot more.
Generative AI allowing for earlier engagement in the creative process
Concept of reverse engineering to achieve desired outcomes in GenAI systems
Questioning if technology has leveled the playing field for creative work
Generative AI as an amplifier for creative professionals
Importance of providing quality input to generative AI systems
Decreased emphasis on prompting with newer versions of AI tools
Yeah, this was a banger episode for creatives and everyday people who are taking their first creative steps.
With a straight up onslaught of useful info on all things AI and creativity, how do we take advantage of it all?
🦾How You Can Leverage:
Keeping up with all of the advancements in the AI and Creative spaces is legit overwhelming.
Like, as soon as you’ve got a grasp on this AI whatchamacallit, there’s a new GPT-powered thingamadoo over there.
Let’s keep this as simple as possible.
The world of creativity is changing quickly. You can view that two ways:
- Oh dang. I/my company/my department spent so much time investing in old school creative techniques. Let’s fight off this new wave and kick it old school.
- Welp. A new world of creativity is one button press away. Better learn and explore.
If you’re in column one — sorry shorty. Can’t help.
If you’re in column two — let’s break down how to tackle this brave new creative world.
1 – Embrace GenAI creativity 👨🎨
Is it wrong to use Generative AI tools for creativity?
It’s definitely a topic of hot debate.
After all, not all creatives and artists are thrilled about GenAI tipping the industry on its head. But here’s the cold hard facts, y’all. Like it or not, tools like ChatGPT, Midjourney, Runway, and Dall-E are the future of creativity. The biggest creative companies in the world (Adobe, Canva, Google, Microsoft, etc.) have all tripled down on Generative AI.
If you wanna keep your place in the creative space, you’ve gotta read the (creative) writing on the (AI designed) wall.
Too many buzzwords above? Don’t worry. We’ve already covered the basics of some of the easiest to use GenAI systems for creatives. Here’s some must-watch episodes and AI in 5 recaps:
2 – Prompting is the new creativity ⌨️
Proper prompting is actually the new creative super power. Sure, AI models are actually getting better at improving our prompts by default, but proper prompting (and prompt engineering) is one of the most crucial future skills. And, it’s a skill that takes practice, patience and creativity to master.
Just like what Woozie said! 👇
If you haven’t taken our free Prime, Prompt, Polish course — what are you waiting on? The future to pass you by? (Just reply ‘PPP’ to this email) Speaking of free prompting resources, Brian has some in-depth free prompting guides worth checking out.
3 – The human role is changing 🧒️
If all of these AI models can create legit stunning images, videos and designs in seconds, what are us humans here for?
It’s a legit question worth exploring. Jordan and Brian thought out loud about how the human role may be changing, but not erased.
Instead of being the entity ‘putting pen to paper’ in terms of delivering creative work, humans may start to take on more of an Art Director or Creative Consultant work while working alongside GenAI systems.
Don’t get us wrong. We ain’t saying humans will no longer be the ones actually creating photos/videos/presentations. But, we see a future where humans are generally the guiding hand with AI doing the heavy creative lifting.
Now This …
Whether you’re a creative or not, how are you leveraging AI to create content?
Reply to this email and let us know!