As I tinker more with AI, particularly with the design tools, I am realizing how very important it is to tell the tool exactly what I want it to do.
Telling someone (or in this case, something) what I want is not what I grew up doing. I even had trouble with Simon Says because the infinite choices of what to do were overwhelming.
The most challenging part with using AI is being specific in what I want. Growing up, I may have wanted a donut but I would have been be happy with any donut. With AI, I have to be specific with exactly what I want and don’t want. (Yes to Bavarian cream, no to jelly!) From working with it, it does not seem like AI will look outside the box and integrate an element that I did not say I wanted. There is no hoping and praying that AI will surprise me and show that it understands me better than I understand myself. It’s going to create what the prompt states – no questions.
One interesting thing to observe will be the use of AI by the younger generation. They are growing up in a world of AI, requiring them to be specific in what they want and state it in a way that machine learning can understand. What that will do to relationships and interpersonal connection will be fascinating.
In the meantime, I’m going to hone in on my ability to state what I want unapologetically but on and offline, and AI seems like the perfect non-emotive practice buddy.
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