I do not hide the fact that I use AI as a tool in my work.

I am working as a designer – getting noticed for it, too. And, I am using Artificial Intelligence to help me with my writing.

I had a revelation. The invention of AI has parallels with the Industrial Age of 200 years ago. The famous economist Adam Smith used pins as an example. He said that factories would set the workers free, if capitalism is guided by Faith. Automation would make more pins per hour than manual labor. Smith used pins in his example at the beginning of his book, The Wealth of Nations but you can substiute “pins” with any small manufactured , mass-produced part to summarise the mechanisation of labour.

With AI, it can produce more “pins” (or, “words” for me) per minute than manually. It takes AI a fraction of the time to produce 5 iterations of an idea than it would to pen the first paragraph by hand.

But, it is still struggling with images. I am unhappy with the images it produces; there are still hallucinations in th machine learning.

Below, I have tried to ask Artificial Intelligence to create two visual poems. What do you think to them?

But, I thought I would plant a stick in the sand to mention Artificial Intelligence, here on my blog.

I do not think it will go away and we need to keep abreat of it as designers and citizens in the modern world; it is our duty if you have a keen interest in contributing to the conversation.

I may revisit this topis, later down the line.


Andrew Backhouse is a Yorkshire-based artist working with time-based media and digital collage. He is a self-confessed radio geek and he hopes to share his wonder. He also wants to share his naivety and enthusiasm for finding something interesting. Henri Chopin, AGF, and RuPaul influence Andrew’s artistic enquiry. Documenting “The new shiny thing,” Andrew tries to share his excitement for it. But, he also asks about its authenticity and worth.

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