Artificial intelligence and the car designer of the future


CDN’s Karl Smith asks if artificial intelligence is the existential threat to car design we think it is 

The genie is out of the bottle. 

Artificial intelligence, once a concept confined to science fiction novels and mainframe supercomputers, has emerged this past year as a force to be reckoned with, as programs like ChatGPT, Dall-E, MidJourney, and Stable Diffusion challenge human dominance of many creative and technical professions. 

You would have to be living in a deep, dark, cave to miss the hand-wringing, the furious debates and the shifting of academic and professional foundations in everything from universities and publishing houses, to design studios of all types. Certainly, automotive designers have not been spared from these debates.  

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