AI's here and we’re already terribly bored

When creative genius Charlie Brooker talked about feeling a “cold spike of fear” moments after instructing ChatGPT to write an outline for his Black Mirror series, I got it.

The paranoia Charlie felt - around AI replacing him - is something that’s run through the minds of all creatives this past year - mine included. Of course, for him, and many others, the fear of being threatened by machines was exceptionally short-lived. Predictably - at least now - ChatGPT was only able to regurgitate a “boring and derivative” rehash of every episode of Black Mirror already in existence.

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Michael Bartley