What does generative AI technology have to do with social media platforms? Not much, it seems. However, when you dig deeper, it becomes clear that these two things have a lot in common. In fact, generative AI technology could be the death knell for several social media platforms.
Here are some of the platforms most at risk of negative effects from generative AI…
Quora is dearly beloved by the curious. Its crowd-sourced model of answers has been a great boon to knowledge seekers worldwide. However, generative AI could easily usurp Quora’s model, providing accurate and reliable answers to questions in a fraction of the time.
Why ask a question and wait days for an answer when you can ask ChatGPT and get answers in real-time?
Quora isn’t sitting on the sidelines though. It opened up public access to its AI chatbot app, Poe. Poe relies on natural language processing like ChatGPT and Anthropy to generate answers to user questions.
Question and answer-themed subreddits, such as AskReddit and ExplainLikeImFive, are among the most popular communities on Reddit. The rate of development of generative AI could soon make these subreddits obsolete, as people will be able to get answers to their questions in a much faster time frame.
Generative AI chatbots powered by deep learning and natural language processing could replicate human responses, as they’re already doing for ChatGPT users.
Pinterest is where you go if you want ideas and inspiration for projects. It’s a platform that allows users to organize and share images, videos, and other content they find inspiring.
Looking to remodel your kitchen? Need a new winter look? Pinterest is the go-to source for creative project ideas. But with the rise of generative AI, searching for inspiration could become much easier.
Instead of searching through hundreds of images, generative AI models can generate custom project ideas and inspiration tailored directly to the user’s interests. This could make Pinterest much less relevant for those looking for creative project ideas.
Artists stand out for their unique vision, but their work’s worth could be impacted by generative AI. Already, certain websites are using generative AI to create art pieces. While it doesn’t quite compare with the human touch, generative AI artwork is increasingly becoming more detailed and impressive.
DeviantArt could be a victim of this development, as generative AI artworks are increasingly indistinguishable from human creations. An influx of AI artwork creators could reduce the desirability of DeviantArt by flooding it with art pieces that are not unique or original.
Artfol is a social network for artists offering a platform for art sharing. Artfol is the manga or anime buff’s paradise, boasting several genres and styles.
However, generative AI could strip the unique appeal of some art styles. Using generative AI, artists can quickly churn out art pieces in different genres and styles, making it more difficult for original artwork to stand out.
ArtStation, like Artfol, is a platform for artists, allowing users to showcase their artwork. Its greater diversity of art forms puts it ahead of most art-sharing platforms. However, it’s unlikely that its diversity would make it immune to the power of generative AI.
Generative AI models like DALL-E generate high-quality 3D models and digital art, which could compete with human-generated content on ArtStation. This could decrease ArtStation’s value as a platform for showcasing unique creative talent in the entertainment industry.
A Future With Generative AI
The rise of generative AI presents several challenges for social media platforms. As generative AI models become more advanced, they will increasingly be able to replicate the creative power of humans. This could render some social media platforms irrelevant, as users can get the same content from generative AI models in a fraction of the time.
While it remains to be seen how drastically generative AI will affect social media, one thing is sure: it will undoubtedly change how we use social media.