The rapid progress of AI has left us all wondering – Will AI eventually become more capable than humans?  

This work is representative of the capabilities of today’s AIs, the Narrow AI. This type of AIs can only solve problems for which it is trained for. It has no original imagination or a progressive understanding of the problem. As can be seen from the video, results from both AIs although different, are heavily reliant on their individual training dataset. Both AIs interpret a sonnet written by the English romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, called Ozymandias. One AI is capable of only creating promotional marketing content composed of stock videos while the other stitches together a sequence of pictorial representation of independent word but doesn’t comprehend the input text as a whole.  

General AI or strong AI, comes next. At this stage AIs become equal to humans in all intellectual spheres. It will have a holistic approach to solve problems where it can integrate past experiences into new learnings, plan, make judgements and become truly and independently creative and innovative. This requires a human-like or similar self-awareness or perhaps even a consciousness. There is still quite a long way to reach posthuman intelligence!   

Tools Used & Credits 


  1. Design.ai (link
  1. VQGAN+CLIP. Model: wikiart_16384 (Link


Bryan Cranston’s reading of Percy Shelly’s Ozymandias. Audio taken from Al3XiS. (link)   

Text: Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley, January 1818 (link

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