Artificial intelligence, or simply AI, will completely revolutionize the world as we know it. With the advent of AI, there is one area that is more important than any other to turn to if we truly want to understand the consequences, pitfalls, and potentials that artificial intelligence holds: Arts and culture.
This area is the purest embodiment of human creativity – and thus our unique ability to produce creative solutions, thoughts, and artworks.
Ever since humans began to create cave paintings tens of thousands of years ago, arts and culture have constituted an active, explicit, and collective form of reflection on life and its fundamental conditions, dilemmas, and purposes. Artistic and creative practices have been uniquely human throughout these tens of thousands of years. No other living beings possess the human creative power or the ability to produce art.
However, with AI, this is no longer the case. It may sound quite grim, but it is certain that AI will have a breakthrough and transform the world of arts and culture.
So how should we understand the challenges that AI represents? And how can we turn them into opportunities that can strengthen the human qualities of arts and culture?
These are the questions that Christian Have aims to provide the best possible answers to with this book. A book that, incidentally, was created in collaboration with AI.