Will GPT-4 make us dumb?

How AI is changing the creative landscape: Embrace the revolution

The buzz around the internet is undeniable with the introduction of GPT-4. People are raving about its speed and ability to process vast amounts of information quickly. However, many are left wondering if relying on AI tools like this will make us lazy and dumb.

The answer is not necessary. Our brains operate in two modes - autonomic and focus mode. The former is responsible for all repetitive tasks, such as walking, breathing, and eating, and requires minimal attention and thinking. The latter, on the other hand, deals with more complex cognitive tasks, like problem-solving and decision-making. It requires a lot of energy and active engagement to process information and make sense of the world around us.

GPT-4 can help us free up our brains by assisting with various tasks such as generating the content, technical writing, and analyzing data. It takes care of tedious and time-consuming tasks, allowing us to focus on more complex problem-solving skills.

Just like calculators were invented to simplify complex mathematical computations, GPT-4 can help us streamline tedious and error-prone tasks. However, to make GPT-4 work for us, we still need to have a solid understanding of the fundamentals.

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Think of it like this: to use a calculator to solve a math problem, you still need to have a basic understanding of the underlying equation. Similarly, to use an AI tool effectively, you need to have a firm grasp of design fundamentals. Without this knowledge, it isn't easy to write a specific prompt that will yield better results.

They should be seen as a tools, not replacing human knowledge and expertise. As technology evolves, so too must our understanding and application of it.

Soft skills will be more important than technical skills in the future. People who can think creatively and bring new ideas to the table will be in high demand. Technical skills will take a backseat as AI becomes more advanced and ubiquitous.

So in the coming future, people who can think creatively and bring more ideas to the table will be sought.

Another question that has been on everyone's mind - will it replace us?

With AI tools becoming increasingly advanced and commonplace, some individuals may start to crave more human connections and interactions. After all, AI still lacks certain human qualities such as empathy, emotional intelligence, and social intuition. Even though many websites have chatbots installed, they have never been able to replace human connection. Many people are still uncomfortable talking to a bot and need a real human to understand their situation.

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While it's true that AI is excellent at composition and recreation, it still lacks the human touch. Without skill and creativity, AI output can feel lifeless and lack conviction. Think of AI as a mimicry artist that requires human inspiration to create something truly original and meaningful. This is where gated content comes in. Applied AI in software can even help us be more human by providing assistance where we need it most.

However, it's important to remember that AI should be viewed as a tool rather than a replacement for human knowledge and expertise.

Think about it: before the digital revolution, designers had to carve typefaces into printing blocks by hand, a laborious and time-consuming process. But with the advent of digital computers, designers could create and modify typefaces much more quickly and easily, leading to more experimentation and innovation in typography. Those designers who adapted to the technology were able to stay afloat while others had to change their occupations.

"The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday's logic."

- Peter Drucker

So, stay curious, explore new possibilities, and embrace the revolution of AI. Who knows what amazing things we can create when we work with these powerful tools instead of fearing them? Remember, the most successful designers are the ones who are willing to adapt and grow.

Cheers,

Ankita

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