Stephen Downes

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The answer to this question is "yes", or at least, "it's complicated". Every job will be impacted, and a lot of work will disappear entirely. But the point of this article is to deny deny deny. "Whoa, now. Time for a reality check," writes Matt Crosslin. "There is still an element to creativity that involves blending those influences into something else that transcends being strictly derivative of existing styles." Quite so. But why would anyone suppose AI is limited to being strictly derivative of existing styles? Techniques such as transfer learning allow an AI to combine input from any number of sources, as illustrated, just as a human does.

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