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Creative use of artificial intelligence


Ever since the first computer was programmed with artificial intelligence, it's been thought of as a tool that eventually would be able to do just about everything; from solving math problems to helping doctors diagnose diseases. When talking AI your own imagination is the only limit. In fact, many people, especially of late, have come to believe that artificial intelligence would be so pervasive and powerful that it could actually replace humans altogether. But while the idea of AI supplanting humanity may sound like science fiction (pun intended), in reality, AI can be used not only to replace us in certain areas but also to help us — especially those of us who are creative types.

Writing science fiction

If you're in a serious bind with that science fiction novel you promised yourself you'd get done for NaNoWriMo, why not let AI assist you in getting the ball rolling? AI can:

  • help you with the creation of new worlds.

  • help you with the creation of characters.

  • help you with the creation of new technologies.

  • help you with the creation of new storylines (plot twists, etc), and

  • help you with the creation of new languages (to be used in your story).

Assistive writing applications

If you're instead trying your hardest to churn out some other written content, AI might help. Artificial intelligence can be used to assist writers in their work. It can help them with things like editing, proofreading and summarizing. AI is also capable of assisting with more creative tasks such as generating ideas and devising plot structures.

Writing scripts for video games

The use of AI to write scripts for video games, films and other forms of entertainment is already happening.

Video game companies have been using AI systems to create the stories and plots for their games since the 1980s. These systems take input from the game designers and ‘write’ an original story based on what they've told it. In some cases, this can be a very long process that requires multiple iterations until it's right, but in other cases (such as with Civilization: Beyond Earth) developers have said that they were able to use a neural network-based system as an initial framework which allowed them to quickly tweak things like character personalities and dialogue so that they could focus on developing more important aspects of gameplay without sacrificing narrative quality too much.

Adding artwork to scripts and books

Let's say you're writing a script for a movie about the apocalypse. You want to show what life was like before the end, so you write in descriptions of people doing mundane things like eating breakfast and working at their desks. It's important that these descriptions look as realistic as possible, but it would be tedious for an artist to paint every single shot by hand. Enter artificial intelligence!

AI can be used to create artwork for scripts or books using a variety of techniques:

Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) are systems that learn by generating images based on an existing dataset (usually photos). They do this by pitting two neural networks against each other—a generator predicts what should be drawn next, while a discriminator tries to guess whether or not each prediction is correct. By training these two systems together over time, GANs become increasingly adept at producing higher quality images over time. This approach has been used with great success in fields ranging from art and music to medicine and text analysis;

Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) are algorithms designed specifically for computer vision tasks like image classification—in other words, recognizing objects within an image (e.g., dogs vs cats). As DNNs become more advanced thanks to more sophisticated hardware and software capabilities currently under development around the world today these types of algorithms will only get better at identifying patterns within visual information including handwritten text which could lead towards improved natural language processing capabilities such as speech synthesis or machine translation systems.

A first-class "Predictive Text" feature

A first-class "Predictive Text" feature is a feature that is available on mobile phones and other devices. The predictive text feature can be used to type words as you are typing them and this may help you write faster and easier. For example, if you type the letter “t” it will suggest words starting with "t", such as “the” or “time”. It can also be used for writing scripts, books and articles.

You could also use this feature when creating video games because it will make your game writing process quicker by suggesting what to say next when you are creating a cutscene!

Assisting with medical diagnoses

The use of AI in medicine is still relatively new, but it has already made great strides. The technology can be used to help with a wide range of things, such as determining the best treatment for a patient and assisting doctors in choosing the best course of action. It can also help them make better decisions by providing them with all the data they need at their fingertips.

Assisting in Journalism

Every journalist I know is pressed for time. This is where AI can assist anyone working in the news business (or entertainment, sports or whatever) by:

  • Finding sources and leads for stories

  • Writing stories

  • Editing stories

  • Fact checking stories

  • Language translation

Artificial intelligence is opening up new possibilities for creatives.

You can use artificial intelligence to help you write. This is something I've seen a lot of, and it's fascinating. AI can be used as an aid for writers in many ways: it can suggest plot points and character traits, find contradictions or misspellings within your novel, even do basic fact checking during the editing process (for example, if you write about someone living in New York City but spell "Manhattan" wrong).

AI also has a role in art creation—it's used to create music and visual art that would otherwise have been impossible for humans alone. For example, there are AI-created songs called "music from deep space." You won't understand them unless you understand what data sets were used to generate them—but they're beautiful! And they sound like nothing else on Earth.

AI may help with medical diagnoses: doctors use computers all the time (and so do patients), but one day soon we might see machines that make decisions about whether or not someone needs surgery based on their health history and x-rays alone—without any human interaction whatsoever! That could be huge when lives are at stake; imagine how much faster diagnoses would take place under such conditions!

So, as you can see, there are a lot of creative uses for artificial intelligence. It's not just about writing stories—it's about making our lives better and helping us to achieve our goals. I think that's pretty cool! And we're just getting started.

And yes, you guessed it, This post was for the most part written by AI. I tweaked and changed around and wrote some things and added links but the bulk of it was AI-written according to some prompts from me. Yeah. it's getting there alright.

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