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AI Beyond the Hype: AI’s Promise & Pitfalls for Marketers w/Brad Ball | Ep. 9

Brad Ball and Mark explore the current capabilities of AI—as well as its limitations—and caution that it is not magic, still requiring significant human input and creativity.
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In this episode of Podcast Mark, host Mark de Grasse has an extensive discussion with his long-time collaborator Brad Ball, focusing on artificial intelligence and its impacts on industries like branding and design. They explore the current capabilities of AI—as well as its limitations—and caution that it is not magic, still requiring significant human input and creativity.

TOPICS

  • What AI is and isn’t, and its current limitations: They explore the current capabilities of AI like accelerating processes and generating ideas. However, they note AI still requires extensive human creativity, planning, and editing to shape the output in a useful way towards desired outcomes. It is not magic—it has boundaries in its abilities.
  • How AI can be used for ideation and accelerating creative processes: AI tools can rapidly produce ideas, concepts, and drafts to significantly enhance and expedite creative workflows. As an example, Brad discusses quickly mocking up visual concepts to demonstrate for clients rather than only written explanations. The key is crafting thoughtful prompts and parameters to guide the AI.
  • The potential of AI to transform education by personalizing lessons: They envision AI enabling customized educational approaches tailored to individuals’ interests and comprehension levels rather than one-size-fits-all. Mark gives an example of struggling to grasp abstract moon-phase terminology until it was framed as a house construction analogy. AI could perpetually re-frame concepts until they “click.”

GUEST INFORMATION:

Brad Ball: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iambradball/
Ardent Creative: https://www.ardentcreative.com/

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AI-Branding Bootcamp: https://markdegrasse.com/ai-branding-bootcamp-brand-avatar/

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