No humans needed

As generative algorithms become more capable, computers require less human skill and input to output what we want.

There is no need to learn how to write, draw, edit photos or videos, or perform other complex tasks.

Talk to the machine and let it get the job done. Not completely true (yet). But applies to many areas already.

The obvious next step? The computer doesn't need our input to get going. No humans needed.

This is rendering true, at least, for specific tasks—say, transcription and content moderation—and changes the type of work we're required for, sometimes creating new tasks for us, others leaving us without a job.

This paradigm shift also democratizes creative work formerly reserved for a select few—our capabilities are augmented by the machine, which doesn't necessarily make us more creative.

October 3, 2023
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