Happy Memorial Day! 

What a crazy last two weeks it has been here in the panhandle of Nebraska. Schools out. One would think I now would have an amazing amount of free time. I do not. Not being in school did CHANGE the time picture though and has allowed me to redirect some of that energy to the studio. Learning more about AI and art creation get top priority for the first light of break.

First, diving deeper into finding ways to use AI and still retain my personal voice. I strongly believe that to stay competitive in the new and emerging digital marketplace that we need to learn new skills. Understanding and working with AI can help to retain relevency and a stable business platform. It is key to up-skill and re-skill. That would also include bolstering up those competencies that are uniquely human like emotional intelligence and creativity.

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Here are several ways to grow with the tech developments of our time. These first three were offered by the new AI driven Bing.

  • Taking advantage of online learning platforms and resources. There are many online courses, programs, and platforms that can help artists learn new skills and technologies related to AI. For example, Coursera, edX, Udemy, Skillshare, etc. offer courses on topics such as AI for Everyone, Creative Applications of Deep Learning with TensorFlow, Generative Art and Computational Creativity, etc.34
  • Joining communities and networks of AI enthusiasts and practitioners. Artists can benefit from connecting with other professionals who are interested in or working with AI. They can exchange ideas, insights, feedback, and support, as well as discover new opportunities and collaborations. Some examples of such communities are Creative AI Meetup, Women in Machine Learning & Data Science (WiMLDS), Artists + Machine Intelligence (AMI), etc.34
  • Embracing a growth mindset and a lifelong learning attitude. AI is constantly evolving and advancing, which means that artists need to be open to learning new things and challenging themselves. They need to be curious, resilient, and flexible in the face of uncertainty and change. They also need to be proactive in seeking feedback and improving their skills24.

  • This next few from Chat GpT:

    • Collaboration with AI: Some artists are exploring the possibilities of creating art in collaboration with AI. This can result in unique works that combine human creativity with AI capabilities.
    • Digital Marketing: With the rise of digital platforms, knowing how to market oneself online is a crucial skill for artists. This can involve understanding social media, SEO, email marketing, and other digital marketing strategies.
    • Data Analysis: Learning to analyze and interpret data can be useful for artists, especially in terms of understanding their audience and market trends. This can involve learning about data analysis tools and techniques.
    • Continuous Learning: Given the rapid pace of technological change, it is important for artists to commit to lifelong learning. This can mean regularly taking courses, attending workshops, or reading up on the latest trends and technologies.

    Something that has not changed other than being more important than ever...continuous learning and embracing a growth mindset. Invest time into you, cultivate an attitude of life-long learning if you haven't already. These are exciting AND scary times. I choose to focus on the excitement. What about you? Drop me a line and let me know what you are thinking.

    PS-Coming your way. An online summit from Digital Art Goes Rogue.