The Year 2023 was typified by consumers and companies alike becoming enthralled with the possibilities of artificial intelligence: from generative AI that unlocked new levels of creativity and productivity, to delegative and autonomous workflows that are ushering in scale like never before seen. Is 2024 the year business becomes serious about synthetics?
French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte once famously advised to "never interrupt an enemy when they are in the process of destroying themselves." The continuing drama surrounding the unmaking of OpenAI reveals that a tragic combination of two competing directions now predictably threatens the future of artificial intelligence.
Creativity is often cited as one of the central hallmarks of sentience. The ability to reach into the unknown and imagine or invent through the spark of inspiration has been a uniquely human quality. Now that artificial intelligence is creating art, what comes next?