Small Sips: AI + Creativity?

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Automating Creativity

Ethan Mollick

The core irony of generative AIs is that AIs were supposed to be all logic and no imagination. Instead we get AIs that make up information, engage in (seemingly) emotional discussions, and which are intensely creative. And that last fact is one that makes many people deeply uncomfortable. There is now strong evidence that AI can help make us more innovative.

The cover art used in the thumbnail above was created with Adobe Firefly, using the text prompt "Automating Creativity in pixel art."

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Slingshot’s playful new app lets you ‘sling’ quick photos to friends

Tech Crunch

A clever new app called Slingshot is combining the serendipity of BeReal snaps with the friends-only photo sharing popularized by apps like Snapchat. But while the app’s inspirations are familiar, the way you interact with Slingshot offers something unique. As the name suggests, you pull down on the screen — as if pulling back on a slingshot itself — to reveal the app’s camera. Then, with a satisfying release and a bit of haptic feedback, your candid photo flies off the screen, headed toward your friends’ app where it arrives as a bouncing bubble.

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Sprout Social’s Social Media Marketing Report

Sprout Social

Sprout Social’s Index is based on survey results from over 1,800 consumers and 900 marketers. This report uncovers their priorities in today’s shifting social media landscape, where the gaps are, and how to close them.

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Mainline Protestants, though divided politically, make room for clergy’s views

Religion News Service

America’s nonevangelical white Christians are cultivating healthy political discourse.

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Coca-Cola launches beverage created with the help of artificial intelligence

Marketing Dive

Coca‑Cola Y3000 Zero Sugar was co-created with human and artificial intelligence by understanding how fans envision the future through emotions, aspirations, colors, flavors and more. Fans’ perspectives from around the world, combined with insights gathered from artificial intelligence, helped inspire Coca‑Cola to create the unique taste of Y3000.

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