Creativity and AI. The End of Certainty?

Talk in German from December 2023

Part of the series Digitaler Humanismus – Transformation Gestalten [Digital Humanism – Shaping Transformation]


Anita Eichinger (Wienbibliothek im Rathaus)


Clemens Apprich (Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien)

Marlene Mautner (Artist, Alumni Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien)

Gerfried Stocker (Ars Electronica Center)


Wolfgang Renner (Wiener Zeitung)

Creativity is considered one of the last skills that only humans possess. The creation of something unique, original and new, that cannot be determined by algorithms.

Creativity is also considered the ‘last bastion’, in which humans perform better than AI.

Science distinguishes between different types of creativity. For example Little-C, the skill to solve everyday problems imaginatively or Big-C, to create something completely new that also has an impact on society. Chatbots that are asked the same simple question as humans, generate on average answers and ideas that are equally creative.

However, how certain can we still be given the rapid development of AI?

For humans, certainty is an assured fact, a strong feeling that leaves little room for doubt. But will AI soon be able to surpass human creativity? And is the end of certainty imminent?

We would like to answer these questions in our next installment of the series Digital Humanism – Shaping Transformation.

A cooperation with Wienbibliothek im Rathaus, University of Applied Arts Vienna and Wiener Zeitung