Luddism is back, baby

Bookmarked The growing backlash against AI by tante.

Famous film critic Roger Ebert once said “The Muse visits during the act of creation, not before.” and the booing is people coming back to realizing this simple fact. You are not creative and then create something, you become creative by working on something, creativity is a byproduct of work.

In this way “AI” is deeply dehumanizing: Making the spaces and opportunities for people to grow and be human smaller and smaller. Applying a straitjacket of past mediocrity to our minds and spirits.

“The muse visits during the act of creation, not before.”

Now that’s quote.

Tante hits the spot here. AI won’t make you smart, hip or cool. All the things worth doing, the human things, derive their worth from the act of doing. The output is secondary. A byproduct. And AI generated crap isn’t even that.

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