It's a battle between humans and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Who cares about authentic human communication anymore?

A disturbing clash is unfolding in the world of storytelling and entertainment. Authentic human communication is facing off against the tricks of artificial intelligence (AI). Recently, the talented playwright Phoebe Waller-Bridge shared her thoughts on this topic during an interview with The New York Times. Also, millionaire entertainer Uri Geller, who professes to possess telekinetic powers, raises questions about the future of deception in the age of AI.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge is a unique playwright known for her surprising, naughty and intelligent storylines. She finds the presence of AI in her creative process to be both exciting and scary. In her interview, she highlights the tension between our fascination with AI’s potential for surpassing human capabilities and our simultaneous fear of it. Despite this fear, we want to experiment with AI platforms like ChatGPT. It seems we are caught between the desire to evolve and embrace the future and the longing for security and familiarity reminiscent of the past. This dilemma begs the question: What does it mean to be part of this era?

Can AI-Generated Music Move Our Souls?

AI technology’s rise leads us to question the very nature of art. Can AI systems compose music so powerful that it moves us deeply? Would we attend concerts and willingly purchase tickets to witness an orchestra perform AI-generated pieces? The debate arises: Can we consider AI creations genuine art, and is it acceptable to be emotionally moved by them? As Phoebe Waller-Bridge honestly admits, these questions we all must answer for ourselves.

I believe that if you use Photoshop, computer graphics or otherwise manipulate the truth, soon no one will trust it; it is not live. Think of all the YouTube videos, movies, magazine articles, print ads, books, and all social media. Did a person or even a chatbot avatar of a person simply use AI to generate them? The increasing prominence of AI in our lives introduces a profound shift in how we perceive and engage with communication, art, and truth. More and more, we will desire for live human experiences only. For example, think of theater performances, workshops, meet-ups, and genuine interactions with friends. We are talking human-to-human, heart-to-heart interaction. So, not machine-to-human. Wanting live presentation will be our human response to the derivative and untrustworthy nature of AI-manipulated communication.

Uri Geller: Fake or Simply Deceptive Entertainment?

The story of Uri Geller in the New York Times also shows how our relationship with truth and deception is evolving quickly. We know this world-famous showman for his ability to seemingly bend spoons and forks with his mind. He captivates audiences without disclosing that he is merely a talented magician employing what I would now call analog deep fakes. Uri Geller’s appeal rests on the thrill of either witnessing a miracle or bamboozling his audiences. However, in an era where people weaponize fakery online, Geller’s claims seem almost innocent. So, I wonder if deceiving people will continue to be popular when AI makes deception readily accessible to anyone?

Embracing Authentic Communication in the Age of AI

As AI continues to reshape our world, we will increasingly¬†value authentic human communication. At Speaking Arts International, we have always been passionate about creating genuine connections. We empower individuals through effective and heart-to-heart communication techniques. If you’re intrigued by the ongoing debate between human communication and AI, we invite you to visit our website. If you’re seeking guidance in improving your communication skills, reach out to us for a free online consultation. We can explore how our coaching services can support you in navigating this evolving landscape and reaching your communication goals. Basically, we are facing a clash between authentic human communication and AI deception. Our world is rapidly changing. Can we deepen our understanding of how we connect, express, and engage with our fellow human beings?