Creativity is a purely human thing… is it? AI never fails to surprise us and make our jaws drop, and another shocker is AI can be creative. Super creative too!

How is This Even Possible?

In order for AI engines to really bring out their creative side, they use what’s called a generative model. A generative model is a type of machine learning where the model processes the input and then uses it to generate a new output.

For example, This Person Doesn’t Exist generates faces that don’t actually exist after having processed a massive amount of data related to people.

Believe me when I say generative models really blow my mind by how creative they can get. Which is why we’re sharing with you the most common times when AI got really creative!

AI and Scriptwriting

There’re several times when people experimented with feeding AI movie scripts and then watching it generate a script of its own. Two of the most distinctive times were the Batman script and Sunspring. The Batman script was created after feeding the model all Batman scripts, and the output was a new Batman scenario, which was totally hilarious!

Courtesy of Keaton Patti

The Sunspring script, on the other hand, was made with thriller movie data and was made into a short movie. Needless to say, the script made no sense whatsoever!

AI and Music

OpenAI’s MuseNet is a revolution on its own. MuseNet processes a huge amount of musical compositions, and can beautifully compose music.

AI and Painting

This is one of the times when it was super creative and really on-point. The applications of AI with painting are endless; however, Portrait of Edmond de Belamy and the Van Gogh experiment really stand out. 

The Portrait of Edmond de Belamy was created when a model was fed data about Renaissance art, then asked to create a painting in the same style.

Courtesy of Christie’s

The result was apparently worth $432.5K!

Moreover, The Van Gogh experiment was executed by feeding a model data on Van Gogh’s style, then feeding it Starry Night and the photo of the location Van Gogh meant to showcase through his masterpiece. 

Consequently, the model was also fed a photo of a specific location, and asked to create a painting of it in Van Gogh’s Starry Night’s style, and the result was so incredible!


AI and poetry

It looks like Shakespeare has a competitor! An AI model was fed poems and consequently asked to write poems of its own, and sometimes the poems were really good; other times, the poems “sounded like an angsty teenager writing poetry”.

AI and Journalism

The Associated Press announced that they’ll be using AI generative models as journalists in their sports section to expand their coverage. Basically, the model is supposed to work by watching sports games, then being asked to write articles about the games; focusing on the parts “human journalists” miss.

Surprisingly, this new shift in journalism is not just in The Associated Press. Forbes, The Washington Post, The LA Times, and more are also going down that road.

AI and Design

Looka made branding the easiest it’s ever been. Looka uses AI to help business owners get all their branding designs needs; from logos to even web design, and with no human interference at all!

AI and Writing

OpenAI did it once again! Their Better Language Model is a writing model that collects data from the internet as it goes. Users can share a prompt or sentence with it, and it will turn that prompt/sentence into a story, an article, or even a poem! You can try its latest version from here.


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