Just asking questions
Excellent discussion as always, but I would argue that this shift has happened times and again, although here in a particularly salient form.
What I mean is that new technologies have rendered artisans obsolete, pushing for them to find meaning, and move to artistry.
Photo rendered obsolete portrait painters as a representation tool, is concomitant to an plethora of new painting movements that found meaning not in the technical resemblance of representation, but in the mood behind the strokes (Impressionism), or the decomposition of natural shapes in artificial shapes (cubism).
A tool rendering obsolete a human practice displaces it toward meaning, experiments and value addition.
This might be the beginning of what we are seeing there : what up to know was hard craftsmanship becomes mundane, and now an entire pan of craftsmanship is about to reinvent itself around new meaning.
Life will change and events will be influenced by artificial intelligence. Are we losing our humanity or enhancing it? Only time will tell.
I published a book of Hungarian poems written by GPT-2. (It was my COVID project in early 2020).
It did make a few poets freak out, from what I heard, but generative neural networks are no danger to creative professionals overall.
These are prototypes.
It feels like protecting the prompt is more appropriate.