AI generated content is about to flood the internet — should we be afraid of that?

Clayton J. Hester
2 min readAug 9, 2022

It’s easier than ever to make things.

You can design magazines, video titles, & logos with Canva.

You can edit videos with Premiere or DaVinci Resolve.

Now, AI makes pictures (DALL-E) and music (AIVA).

One day, whole films and books

You need good ideas to survive.


Ever since the rise of Pinterest, how do good artists get noticed above the noise?

With Spotify/SoundCloud, how will good musicians be heard?

With easy indie publishing, how do good authors get noticed?

It’s a tough fight out there in the content jungle. But…


Good things still rise to the top.

No doubt there are still many good authors, artists, musicians fighting their way out of anonymity.

But good ideas are the ones who get discovered.

Good ideas with good packaging/marketing.

Innovation is still needed.


I’ve been collecting art ideas for some time.

Were it not for DALL-E, I could never even scratch the surface of making them (my acrylics ain’t good).

This gives people the means to express a creativity that would be lost


Teaming up with AI challenges us to do better.

It encourages us to break out of our box and to tackle new approaches and ideas.

When AI designs something new, we have an opportunity to build on it.

We can humanize it and correct it.


We’re not going to become suddenly disinterested in handmade art, either.

After all, the world of painting — Hobby Lobby run anyone? — is doing just fine.

Like we continue to value the intimate and skillful production of Amish furniture, old fashioned ways get valued more.


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Clayton J. Hester

Country boy. Explorer of the creative process & life, the arts, storytelling, innovation and history of ideas. Omnia in gloriam Dei facite —