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How AI-Generated Art Is Changing the Future of Art?
Nov 15, 2022
How AI-Generated Art Is Changing the Future of Art?
Ashesh Anand
Ashesh Anand

You probably experience the power of artificial intelligence (AI) every day when you access social media or make an online purchase. Numerous businesses employ AI to enhance business processes and automate customer experience stages. Recently, the media has begun to explore AI art, specifically art made with neural networks.


Art is personal. It can survive as many meanings as there are points of view, if not more. The definition of art is constantly changing, and new frontiers are always being explored.


The idea behind AI is to enable computer replacement for humans so that simple and even certain complicated jobs can be completed without human intervention. Given how many businesses are investing in artificial intelligence, it should come as no surprise that there are AI-powered art generators that can produce original works of art.


According to flattering coverage from publications like the New York Times and The Atlantic, a new star is emerging in the art world, along with other recent museum and gallery exhibitions: the machine. Additionally, it has helped to popularise a wide variety of philosophical issues pertaining to using computers in artistic creation.


AI Expanding into Artistic Domains


Although artificial intelligence has been around for a while, technology has recently experienced a comeback in the field of fine arts. AI is a perfect fit for the creative industries since it can be utilized to develop content efficiently, expedite workflows, and improve creative outcomes.


AI is already being utilized in the art sector to support artists in a variety of ways, including assisting them in switching from analog to digital tools, enhancing their creativity, and providing novel experiences for their consumers. From Andy Warhol's usage of the Polaroid camera to Leonardo da Vinci's silver nitrate sketches, artists have historically added technology to their work to enhance it. Now, AI is being used in novel and creative ways to support artists. AI can be utilized to help with various tasks, including helping artists who may have reached a creative roadblock come up with fresh ideas and analyze the art market.


What is AI-Generated Art?


Since A. M. Turing, the founder of computer science, utilized a machine to produce an abstract work of art in the 1950s, artificial intelligence has been employed to create works of art. More recently, in 2016, the world's first AI-generated exhibition was completed by the Berlin-based art collective Zentral. "This is Not an Exhibition" exhibited works produced by "The Curator," an algorithm that was taught to recognize and duplicate the textures, colours, and patterns present in pieces in the MoMA's online collection.


The algorithm used information and photos from the MoMA collection to produce original works of art. These works of art were, in a sense, artificial intelligence-generated imitations of human creations. The exhibition provided evidence that artificial intelligence (AI) might be applied to produce original works of art.


Several businesses have developed in recent years that offer AI software that aids in creating graphics using text suggestions. AI-generated art has taken off since Stable Diffusion's publication, despite the fact that tools like Mid Journey and DALL-E have been available for some time. Stable Diffusion was made widely available in August of this year by the business This amazing software can make artwork in the manner of any artist using any subject or background by gathering photographs from all around the internet. Without using a pencil or brush, anyone may use this tool to create stunning artwork and graphic designs.


In order to improve the artwork they produce with stable diffusion, several users are even developing integrations with other programmes like Photoshop. AI is also being utilized to produce stunning works of art, not just hilarious photos for social media. There are several ethical concerns about artists receiving credit for their work because tools like Stable Diffusion gather photographs from various websites. Some creatives even worry that artificial intelligence will totally supplant humans in the field of art. Although AI art is a technological marvel, it poses several crucial issues regarding the future of content management and art as a profession in the digital sphere.

Who Then Owns AI-Generated Art Once It Has Been Produced?


The next issue AI art raises is whether or not artists can file a lawsuit if their "style" is included in AI-generated artwork. According to current American law, there is no protection without human invention. Additionally, copyright rights are now unavailable to AI generators because they are not human.


Software developers like those behind Stable Diffusion think it is up to users to utilize the program properly and not infringe on other people's intellectual property. The regulations governing the use of an artist's work to create new works of art and the copyrights associated with such works of art still need to be made clearer.


The U.S. Rights Office refused to grant an artist the copyright to artwork produced on the Creativity Machine platform back in February, claiming that "human authorship is a precondition to copyright protection." The regulations governing AI artwork have lately become more complex due to a case in which a graphic novelist submitted their graphic novel (made using AI) for copyright and was granted it.


Companies like Getty Images believe they have no choice but to prohibit AI artwork from being added to their website while the legalities are still unclear. It can be difficult to determine when you're on the right side of the law because the burden of duty rests with each individual user. As much as possible, businesses seek to protect their users from the risk of unintentionally breaking the law.


But not all legal restrictions may apply to digital artists who use these AI art producers. What kinds of material may and should be produced is another issue. Unfortunately, the artist or topic of the artwork also suffers if these AI art platforms are utilized for unethical behaviours like copyright infringement or producing deep fake images. Defamation can result from deep fakes, which raises an intriguing issue about moderation.


The Potential of Artificial Intelligence Is Endless


You can produce a variety of artistic media, including music, poetry, stories, and more, by employing AI generators. The most consistently striking photographs are those produced by AI, though.


The AI gets to work and makes art for you once you feed it cues (lines of text, photos, or whatever it needs). Any prompt you can conceive of, from Spongebob as a Japanese samurai to an opera production of Othello in space, can be fed into the AI generator. Your limit is only the sky. Even while some AI studies with visual composition have been disappointing, the potential is very evident. Additionally, like anything that uses AI, you can be sure that it will improve with time.


In several sectors, artificial intelligence is already advancing. Even the production of traditional violins could benefit from AI. AI has advanced significantly from just ten or even five years ago. The ability of AI to combine simulation and reality. Designing areas of that nature, such as homes or rooms, is already used to construct 3D environments. So using the same technology to produce art experiences is a logical next step.


For the purpose of creating virtual reality as art, AI can quickly create realistic 3D photos and films. You might find yourself in the metaverse perusing an exhibition of AI-generated artwork, such as framed images that are hung on moving walls around you or artwork that changes every time you look away to give the impression of movement. Even art exhibitions that you can engage with while viewing them in virtual reality can be created with AI. You wouldn't be able to do this in a museum, but you would be able to touch the image in front of you, feel the AI creation's texture, and envision the paint beneath your fingers. It's reasonable to assume that the potential for AI in art is limitless. Its only restrictions are those imposed by people's imaginations.


End Note


Because of the nature of art, it can be understood in a variety of ways by a wide range of people. Both science and the arts are experiencing exciting times now. However, we are neither in the midst of an artistic revolution nor at any imminent risk of seeing machines take the place of artists.


It is frequently forgotten that (non-trivial) art develops similarly to science: by building upon a past of invention and discovery, sometimes taking small steps, and other challenging and overturning paradigms. Therefore, before we assume AI-generated art will replace people in the creative process, let's give it another thought. However, it does seem that a work of art is still art, whether a human or a machine made it.


It will take time to see if AI art ever sparks a revolution that calls into question how we create art in general, but based on the history of modern art in general and computer art in particular, this appears likely to occur.


Artificial intelligence is expected to be quite helpful in many aspects of our lives, including healthcare, money, education, and many more. It is always improving. Why, then, do we applaud AI when it is addressed in regard to those fields but have the propensity to mock it when it enters the art world?

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