Never Be Afraid to Use AI as Your Muse©

Greg Twemlow
5 min readApr 7, 2024

This AI revolution can feel like a tidal wave threatening to sweep away everything you hold dear about human creativity.

My Dear Fellow Creators,

I’ve been mulling over something that feels exhilarating and daunting. It’s about the wave of AI washing over the creative world—a wave that is too powerful to ignore and too promising to resist.

I’m sure you’ve noticed it, too. Everywhere we look, from digital art to filmmaking, AI is not just knocking on the door; it’s already seated at the table, creating alongside us. And it’s breathtaking. The things people design, with AI by their side, are genuinely unique.

This AI revolution can feel like a tidal wave threatening to sweep away everything you hold dear about human creativity. But what if this wave isn’t here to take you down but to lift you up, to carry you to new creative horizons you’ve never dreamed of?

Could you imagine AI not as a rival but as the most intuitive and inspirational collaborator you’ve ever worked with?

With its capability to create full-motion, high-resolution videos comprising motion and emotion from a couple of sentences as a prompt, projects like OpenAI’s Sora testify to the potential for revolutionary collaboration.

Diving into AI might seem daunting or even traitorous, akin to the first time we picked up a brush, a camera, or any tool of our respective creative trade.

Sure, the tool came with a learning curve, but look at how far we’ve come. AI is just another tool, albeit one with the potential to redefine your canvas completely.

Around the globe, creatives are already harnessing AI to explore and express their creative insights in ways that were unimaginable a few years ago. The results aren’t just new; they’re transformative.

Acknowledging this brings me to a pivotal moment of reflection. Resisting AI will prevent you from unlocking the full spectrum of your creativity. What could embracing AI mean for you and for all of us? This isn’t about machines taking over; it’s about human creators steering their ship to uncharted territories with AI as the compass.

Who knows what worlds you can create? Or how you can explore the essence of your creativity?

Discovering my creative potential occurred late in life. I had never considered myself “creative.” Then, my imagination was inspired by the realization that we should all “never be afraid to hang our art on the wall.” A phrase I copyrighted in this article.

That realization was an epiphany that shook my emotional foundations because I realized I’d always been terrified of “hanging my art on the wall.”

In 2018, I decided to be brave and start writing, publishing, and welcoming people’s reactions, whether good or bad. That was the turning point in my creative journey.

On that note, let me share an aspect of my journey since December 2022. It’s been quite the adventure, with ChatGPT playing a pivotal role as a guide and muse for my creative projects. Whether brainstorming ideas, overcoming writer’s block, or ideating new concepts, ChatGPT has been an indispensable partner — a true collaborator.

It’s like having a creative confidant ready to offer fresh perspectives or help polish my thoughts into something clear and compelling. Working with ChatGPT as a collaborator has enriched my work and opened my eyes to the depth and breadth of creative expression possible with AI. It’s truly inspiring to experience how these tools have extended my creative capacities, pushing me to explore and express myself in ways I likely wouldn’t have tried independently.

I suggest framing AI as “Your Muse” to personalize the concept. Consider how AI can specifically inspire and influence your creative processes. This approach emphasizes the unique and personal relationship that can develop between a creator and AI, highlighting the bespoke nature of infinite creative inspiration AI can offer.

Why I recommend this approach:

  • Personalized: AI can tailor its suggestions and inspirations to match the individual’s style, preferences, and ongoing projects, making the muse experience intensely personal.
  • Creative Partnership: It suggests a one-on-one collaboration, where AI’s role as a muse is not generic but adapted to the nuances of your innovative vision and needs.
  • Growth and Potential: Considering AI as your muse invites you to reflect on how this partnership can unlock new levels of personal creativity, pushing you to explore untapped areas of your imagination.
  • Future of Co-Creation: The notion of “AI as your Muse” fosters an openness to integrating AI into the creative workflow, viewing it as a companion in the journey towards innovation and discovery.

This personalized approach not only demystifies AI but also makes the idea of collaboration more accessible and appealing. It encourages you to explore how AI can inspire you in a way that is tailored to your unique creative journey.

My invitation is simple: approach AI openly and explore your mutual potential. I suggest you approach AI with curiosity, an open mind, and a dash of adventure. Who knows what new creative inspirations you can create or how deeply you can dive into the essence of your creativity? Remember, you don’t embark on that journey as a solo venturer. It’s a collective voyage into the future of creativity. Oh, and one more thing — you’ll have AI by your side.

Looking forward to where this wave takes you and to “viewing your art on the wall.”

“Never Be Afraid to Use AI as Your Muse©” is Copyright Greg Twemlow, Sydney Australia Apr 7, 2024

How your AI creative muse might think it looks by Greg Twemlow

About the author: Greg Twemlow, Co-Founder of Future Skills Studio and Member of Medium 200-Club.

Greg Twemlow

Greg Twemlow: fostering interdisciplinary dialogues and continuously exploring the interplay between technology, particularly GenAI, education, and philosophy, and, since 2018, CEO of Future Skills Studio, focused on experiential learning programs for young people.



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