Rewrite this like a college professor giving a lecture on the topic to PHD Candidates
If you're worried about being replaced by AI, you shouldn't be.
You won't be replaced by AI; you're going to be replaced by the guy or gal next to you who is leveraging AI as a tool to do the same work you do without the constraints of The Iron Triangle (i.e. - better, cheaper, AND faster).
At the moment, AI tools can't do anything on their own. They require the guidance and prompting of humans.
Anytime you ask AI tools to "create," you get garbage back. If you want amazing results, you need to learn how to "feed" these tools great creative ideas, thoughts, feelings, descriptions, and more. Then use the tools to structure, iterate, and complete things.
This requires YOU, the human, to bring your creativity, your ideas, your uniqueness to the table.
AI tools are just that: tools. Nothing more. Tools are things created by and used by humans to make their tasks more leveraged and more efficient.
Every time we create new tools and use them as leverage to accomplish tasks, those tasks automatically take less human effort.
Think about the farmer who needed twenty adult workers in the past to plow his fields, who then gets a tractor, and now his 9-year-old son plows those same fields in less time.
This means that today, you and I don't have to plow fields to eat. We do different work and progress our society together. A better version of this story will be true of these tools because these tools are cheap, easy to learn, and widely available.
So everyone can use them to plow their creative fields and take all that extra time and put it towards their family, their community, their society… the real high-value work of our time.
So stop worrying about being replaced and instead ask yourself how you can use these tools to produce higher quality value for your community in less time and with less effort.
Then do it. And teach your kids to do the same.
Then take that extra time and go play a game with your kids. Go walk your dog. Go learn a new sport.
Go be human.
PS - This image was created by my son with MidJorney and Chat-GPT. We've spent 20+ hours sitting next to each other, watching videos, playing with prompts, learning to create and design characters, and learning how to tell stories with images. This image represents hours of study and new skills that we both now have (and will continue to grow). It's a representation of a vision he had to learn how to craft with these tools. It took time, effort, and skill, and human creativity to get Zachary to an outcome that would have taken him years with traditional art mediums.
This is why people are losing their minds… the compression of time, effort, and costs to get better and higher quality results.
The image is Zachary as a lightning mage in the style of The Dragon Prince.
PPS - check all the comments for Prompts and other ideas. Make sure to set the filer to “all comments” and not “most relevant”.
Ladies and gentlemen, esteemed colleagues, and fellow researchers, today we shall discuss the implications and nuances of artificial intelligence in the context of human labor and creativity.
The pervasive concern of being supplanted by AI systems is, in fact, misplaced. The actual displacement stems from the potential of individuals who astutely leverage AI tools, thereby achieving superior results unconstrained by the Iron Triangle of better, cheaper, and faster.
Firstly, it is crucial to recognize that contemporary AI tools are not autonomous agents. They necessitate human direction and intervention in order to function effectively.
Secondly, the creative output of AI tools is contingent upon the quality of input provided. Exceptional outcomes arise from a symbiotic relationship between human creativity and AI capabilities. The human component supplies the creative impetus—ideas, emotions, and descriptions—while the AI tool refines, iterates, and finalizes the work.
This dynamic requires human ingenuity and originality, underscoring the significance of individual contributions to the creative process.
Thirdly, AI tools ought to be regarded as instruments that facilitate and optimize human labor. They are not intended to replace human involvement but rather to amplify human potential. As history has demonstrated, the development of new tools has consistently led to a reduction in the effort required to complete tasks, freeing up resources for higher-value activities.
Analogously, the advent of the tractor revolutionized agriculture, allowing farmers to achieve previously unattainable levels of efficiency. Today, the introduction of AI tools presents a similar opportunity to redefine the landscape of work and foster societal progress.
Ultimately, the focus should be on harnessing AI tools to deliver increased value in terms of time, cost, and quality. Moreover, this newfound efficiency can be channeled towards family, community, and the betterment of society as a whole.
As scholars and thought leaders, we must also recognize our role in educating future generations about the responsible and effective use of AI tools in order to maximize their potential.
In conclusion, AI tools are not a threat to human labor but rather an opportunity to enhance human potential and elevate our collective achievements. Embracing this paradigm shift will enable us to continue advancing as a society and fulfill our potential as creative, intelligent beings.
As an anecdotal example, my son and I employed AI tools, namely MidJorney and Chat-GPT, to create the captivating image you see with this post. The collaborative effort involved numerous hours of exploration and learning, culminating in an artistic representation that would have taken years to accomplish through traditional mediums.
This particular case illustrates the transformative impact of AI tools on creative processes, as well as the reduction in time, effort, and costs required to attain higher quality results.
The image in question depicts Zachary as a lightning mage, reminiscent of the style employed in The Dragon Prince.