Creativity, or creative thinking, is not a skill that many people believe they have. Instead of a skill to be practiced, many believe it is a talent you are either born with or not. Like art, when it comes to being creative, many people agree “I don’t know much about it, but I know what I like.”
Simply stated, creativity is the ability to take information from a variety often disparate sources and meld those ideas into new and novel ways of thinking about or solving a problem. Although computers are replacing humans for many tasks, creativity is something that computers cannot do, at least not in the way that we think of as human creativity.
In the article “The 10 skills you need to thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” the World Economic Forum predicts that creativity will go from being the tenth most important job skill in 2015 to being the third most important job skill by 2020.
According to the article: “Robots may help us get to where we want to be faster, but they can’t be as creative as humans (yet).”