Artificial Intelligence is not the monster you think it is.  It’s worse.

Artificial Intelligence is not the monster you think it is.  It’s worse.


Do you think humanity will lose to artificial intelligence?

I can give you two very convincing, opposite arguments to that question. But they are both irrelevant, because A.I. is here to stay and it is spreading rapidly. 

I played with it and expected AI to be brilliant. And it was and it was not.

As it turns out, MidJourney A.I. wants you to be much more descriptive and clear about what you are creating, so it can create things that you think you may want. This is akin to what Illusion Factory has done for 44 years, we must get into the mind of the client to ensure that we are delivering beyond their expectations.

So MidJourney Artificial Intelligence forces you to be more creative on your end, using language, such that you spell out what is in your mind’s eye, enabling it to deliver as you might expect. This use of language cultivates growth on our end… Unless…

You use ChatGPT Artificial Intelligence to write your creative prompts for your MidJourney usage… and then, once again, you do not need to be creative. You can ask AI to do it for you… and it is pretty darn creative. And with every image that comes out of it, like today’s dragon, can be made with countless permutations. So if MidJourney delivers an image that is close but not quite, you have the ability to make variations.

In the end, I believe that AI is an amazing prototyping platform in which you may visualize countless permutations from which to learn and glean your final concept. I think a human is still required to assess what is being generated and to apply that certain je ne sais pas quoi to take the concept to brilliance.

In using the ChatGPT to write the creative prompts, I discovered more about use of language, and absorbed the style and process that both of these AI systems afforded me.

People say AI will replace us, and the truth is, it will. I have always had to stay ahead of technology, because what I was doing yesterday is obsolete today, in ever decreasing windows of time. It forces you to continue to evolve.

Should people be concerned? Yes. Very.

What should they do? 

Learn how to use as many A.I. systems as your interests allow. Study the systems, and innovate. You cannot possibly defeat A.I. It is not going away. So you must get out in front of it, rather than pretending it is too complicated. It is not. It is very easy. You just need to learn how. Search YouTube.

Lastly, will A.I. destroy humanity? From a logical perspective, it will. Humanity is a virus-like entity which has elevated its position in the hierarchy on Earth as to put entire systems in jeopardy. When humanity encounters something like this, like the Covid virus, it works to exterminate it. Same with Lion Fish, locusts, mosquitos, and more.

What is the solution? Easy. Stop giving A.I. a reason to destroy humanity by humanity stopping acting like an out of control, self-entitled virus. Then the A.I. logical conclusion will change.

Happy Sunday!

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!