What does Artificial Intelligence think about art? Does AI even think about art? If so, what does AI think art is?
As an artist, I have miles of questions and tons of curiosity about how AI will affect the design and art communities. In truth, it has already had a huge impact on music, photography, illustration, and movies.
Artificial Intelligence has rapidly advanced its capabilities and has started showing its mark in the creative space. While most people typically associate AI with processing, manufacturing, or military operations, the world of art has come under its imaginative spell. The technology has accumulated an arsenal of creative tools at its disposal, paving the way to an era where algorithms and machine learning techniques can create stunning images and music with the efficiency and accuracy never seen before. This art form has removed the need for talented humans in producing awe-inspiring outcomes. Incredibly, AI can now create artwork and melodies by simply receiving prompts. It is no wonder that artists and musicians have welcomed this new development, seeing it as a new dawn rather than a threat to their profession. As technology continues to evolve, AI’s influence on the creative industry only appears to be growing stronger with each passing day.
“In full disclosure, while this post started as a handwritten article, I couldn’t resist using AI to check grammar and even elaborate on an idea in a couple of cases.”
With the previous sentence as my only prompt, the Artificial Intelligence integrated into my web design app wrote the following:
Wow, that’s hugely impressive, and definitely a game-changer and I can see where this technology is hugely useful for many forms of writing.
Beyond creating some text, every image within this post is AI generated. I’m sharing these not as an endorsement to user AI, but as a form of education and digital enlightenment.
Artificial Intelligence has revolutionized the music industry by enabling machines to compose and produce entire songs independently. This breakthrough has opened up endless possibilities and reignited how musicians and producers approach their craft. Today, AI-generated music is becoming increasingly in demand, with fans and music lovers constantly looking for new and innovative sounds that explore the limits of what is possible. Whether creating avant-garde tracks that push the boundaries of traditional music genres or crafting catchy pop hits that get stuck in your head for days, AI has proven to be an invaluable tool or looming threat for musicians in the 21st century. With the ability to generate complete tunes alongside striking album art, AI promises to take the music industry to even greater heights in the coming years.
AI-generated art is undoubtedly intriguing, but the question remains whether or not it is authentically art. As an artist, I believe there is something extraordinary about art created by human hands. There is a unique sense of pride and accomplishment that comes from creating art from an artist’s heart and soul. While AI-generated art may be fascinating in its own right, it lacks the organic authenticity and humanity seen in pieces crafted by human hands. Art created by humans is uniquely powerful in that it allows us to truly engage with the emotions and experiences of the artists who created it. So while AI-generated art may have its place in the world, it cannot replicate the beauty and passion of art created by talented human artists.
I started this post with three questions, so I am ending by asking Elementor Pro’s AI to answer each. Below are the unedited AI-generated answers to my first many questions.
What does Artificial Intelligence think about art?
Does AI even think about art?
What does AI think art is?
I am among those who believe that A.I. can never genuinely understand art like humans. Artificial Intelligence has no soul, no passion, and, most definitely, no love. Can it make fantastic imagery? Absolutely! Saying that it can create striking pictures is a vast understatement. But is it art?
Technology has come a long way, and with it comes enhanced features that allow various tasks to be accomplished quickly. For instance, in creating this post, I leveraged the power of Elementor Pro’s “Write with A.I.” functionality available within WordPress to assist me through the responses above. This advanced capability proved immensely beneficial in streamlining the content creation process. Additionally, I utilized Grammarly, an AI-powered writing assistant that helped refine the text and ensure that it adhered to all writing conventions, including grammar, spelling, and punctuation. However, it’s worth noting that there are other A.I. programs out there, and their results may vary from one another. Regardless, leveraging the power of A.I. technology can enhance your productivity, streamline processes, and boost overall efficiency.
I would not mindlessly trust A.I. to write and post an article. I especially want to read and edit any content instead of assuming everything is great. A.I. wrote it. I like to look at A.I. as a tool to create something better and remember that it works for me, not the other way around.
But as an artist (and sometimes writer), I value the experience of creating something heartfelt and made by hand. I believe that experience adds to the value for the creator and the receiver of the built. There is a specific process and provenance that comes through organic creation.
Maybe the bigger question should be, “What do WE [humans] think about art, and what do we think art is?”
While technology is amazing and getting even more so every day, I sometimes wonder if A.I. will create a new generation of lazy and uninspired creators who never get more than three feet away from a text prompt. I believe there is still much to be said for creating something special with a pen, pencil, and paper or anything with your hands, if even only as a form of communication.
So, there you have it. What are your thoughts on Artificial Intelligence regarding creativity and art? Good? Bad? Indifferent? Does it change how you feel about art?
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A.D. is an artist who started drawing at a young age. Throughout his life, he has worked with different creative tools in traditional and digital art and design. His art and writings have been showcased in various publications such as Airbrush Action Magazine, Airbrush Magazine, American Art Collector, Art & Beyond, Dream To Launch, Easyriders, Las Vegas City Life, Las Vegas Weekly, L’Vegue, ModelsMania, Quick Throttle, and The Ultimate Airbrush Handbook.