AI-assisted typography has the potential to streamline the design process and preserve endangered languages, but its current lack of understanding of typography as a system rather than a visual representation of spoken words remains a major obstacle.
The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in typography has resulted in designs that sacrifice readability and accessibility for innovation. However, if AI is used as an assistive tool instead of a generative one, it could help create more efficient and accessible type design processes. AI’s current lack of understanding of typography as a series of systems rather than just a visual representation of spoken words is a major obstacle. However, AI could be used to digitize endangered alphabets and create accurate digital representations to preserve native languages. Ultimately, if we reposition AI as a mechanical rather than creative typographic tool, it could help create a more readable future.