Resolved: On balance, the use of artificial intelligence in art, music, and literature is undesirable (bibliography)


Lessons from the AI Filmmaking Rabbit Hole: Holly Willis on Teaching During Rapid Technological Change (2023).  This article discusses using AI in a filmmaking class and students’ reactions.

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Koivisto, M., Grassini, S. Best humans still outperform artificial intelligence in a creative divergent thinking task. Sci Rep 13, 13601 (2023).  On average, the AI chatbots outperformed human participants. While human responses included poor-quality ideas, the chatbots generally produced more creative responses. However, the best human ideas still matched or exceed those of the chatbots.

Generative artificial intelligence enhances individual creativity but reduces the collective diversity of novel content (2023). (R)esults point to an increase in individual creativity, but at the same time there is a risk of losing collective novelty: this dynamic resembles a social dilemma where individual writers are better off using GenAI to improve their own writing, but collectively a narrower scope of novel content may be produced with GenAI.


The Intersection Of AI And Human Creativity: Can Machines Really Be Creative? (2023). This short piece argues that AI is not original and, therefore, that it simply emulates creativity.

Making an image with generative AI uses as much energy as charging your phone (2023). The title is self-explanatory.