Today is our last video! Can you believe the series is over?
It felt like just yesterday when we had a whole month ahead of us.
This video is on the next generation of AI creatives, I’ll be sharing characteristics I can foresee that will make them different from creative movements of the past.
Tomorrow, I will be sharing details to the live clubhouse event where we will all get a chance to connect and discuss the series.
YouTube Transcript (SPOILER WARNING)
Every revolution brings along with it a new class of people. A typically young, optimistic group of outsiders, who come together with a shared vision about the future and to cross pollinate ideas. This revolution will be no different. We will see a new class of creatives altogether.
I've already given them a name. Welcome to … Generation Multimodal.
Besides being very, imaginative, in this video, I will be sharing five characteristics I can foresee generation multimodal having:
Since we know GPT-3 can already communicate in multiple human languages, it’s no surprise it has serious international potential. In the future, I can imagine creatives from all walks of life participating in multimodal based creativity, regardless of their mother tongue or part of the world they are from. In fact, as language translation models themselves get better, I can imagine a lot more cross language and cross cultural collaboration between the creatives themselves. Internationalization is already an industrial trend Netflix is striving towards with their content.
2) A lot less Socially Awkward
We’re all used to the seeing the same image of a typical tech startup founder. Somebody socially inept with serious issues communicating in everyday life.
I’ve already written a whole article on why I think GPT-3 could mean the end of the socially awkward developer, but I can see this idea applying to multimodal creatives as well. I think they will be a lot more socially adjusted … maybe even socially adept.
3) (Potentially) Mobile first
To create multimodal art, you just need to naturally communicate in English. There are fewer steps you need to do. I don’t think you need the precision of a keyboard and mouse. You could also just use your microphone and just speak naturally to command multimodal creative software of the future. Combined with the worldwide ubiquity of mobile devices, I can foresee generation multimodal creating a lot of their great work … from their phones!
4) Many Young Mozarts
Multimodal AI is inherently usable. You can just type text and watch it generate images for you. I think this inherent usability will allow very young people to get exposed to multimodal creativity and start creating masterpieces of art even from a very young age … a lot like Mozart.
Finally, in an earlier video, I’ve already talked about the importance of mixing and texturing when it comes to multimodal creativity. In the future, I can imagine generation multimodal being almost a walking dictionary or index of different kinds of materials, textures, colour palettes, filmography, and artists to reference from. I can see them heavily studying the history of art and pop culture and meaningfully incorporating elements from across eras into all of their work - creating something original and entirely new.
Just one final note as well - I wanted to mention that I think multimodal creativity will for sure be a cultural revolution which takes place over time, but I also think it will be an information revolution as well. I think it will have the same really fast saturation - the kind that information revolutions tend to have - like the switch over to cell phones which happened over just a few short years. What I’m saying is, I think we’ll go from a small group of multimodal creatives to a very mainstream class very quickly.
So, in short, what are the characteristics I can imagine generation multimodal having?
Well, for one thing, I think it will be really international, I think they’ll be from all over the world … no matter what language they speak.
I can see them being a lot less socially awkward … maybe even socially adept!
I think they potentially may be mobile first, depending upon how the software tools themselves pan out.
I can see them being a really young age in the way that Mozart was, because Multimodal AI is so inherently usable … anyone at any age can make meaningful things with it.
And finally, I can imagine them being really knowledgeable about art history and pop culture … being able to draw from a wide variety of influences to create their meaningful, great work.