The inventive and transformational prospects of AI

All through historical past — pushed by curiosity, creativity or necessity — people have at all times pushed the boundaries of what’s potential. All eras of discovery and innovation started with somebody imagining prospects.

That is true for artwork as properly. The established order not often captures our imaginations. As a substitute, we’re impressed by somebody attempting one thing new: a unique medium, methodology, topic or one thing else altogether. And typically expertise acts because the muse to open up untapped sources of creativity.

One useful parallel for this second is the historical past of pictures. When pictures first arrived, many fearful it signaled the tip of artwork as a result of it threatened to disrupt vital areas of labor, like panorama portray and portraiture. Nevertheless, in some ways the alternative turned out to be true. Free of the necessity to precisely reproduce actuality, painters went to new locations resulting in the rise of impressionism, modernism, and a lot extra. On the identical time, pictures grew to become an artwork type of its personal, intertwined with and powered by expertise.

At Google, we see the identical potential for AI to assist us join, be extra productive and liberate our imaginations. And we’re enthusiastic about the way it will interaction with human creativity — not changing it, however enhancing, enabling, and liberating it.

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