On AI and the creative industries / by Robert Smith


Byte the Book has put out a rather excellent writeup of a panel they put together that I was lucky enough to be on, along with Candice F., Taylan Kamis, and Alex Hardy, chaired by Mark Piesing. They even captured a good spontaneous quote from me that I’ll now have to remember to repeat:

“When the industrial revolution replaced handicrafts with mass-production, crafted products became the domain of the rich, and this may happen again. When the story you read to your child, or the care you receive when you’re old, becomes two-tiered — human-made for the wealthy; crappy and synthetic for the poor — that’s a world you’ve got to worry about.”

Thanks so much to the sponsors and organisers of this great event, I really enjoyed it