In recent months, "A.I." has become something of a dirty word in the art world. Artists have been warning that the rise of artificial intelligence will lead to the end of art as we know it, with computers eventually replacing human creativity altogether. But is this really something we should be worried about? In this blog post, we'll take a look at the case for A.I. art and why artists shouldn't be afraid of embracing this new technology.
1. A.I. art is still created by humans... sort of.
Most people assume that A.I.-created art is entirely generated by computers with no human input whatsoever. But that's not necessarily the case. Yes, the computer is doing most of the heavy lifting when it comes to creating A.I.-generated art, but there's usually at least some level of human involvement in the process. For example, an artist may need to design the parameters for what kind of art they want the computer to create or provide feedback on preliminary results so that the computer can learn and improve its output. So while A.I.-generated art may not be entirely "human-made," there's still a significant amount of creativity involved in its creation.
2. A.I.-generated art can be remarkably original.
Because they're not constrained by the same biases and limitations as human beings, computers are capable of generating truly original works of art—something that's becoming increasingly rare in today's world where everything seems to have been done before. This isn't to say that all A.I.-generated art is better, but it does have the potential to be more experimental than traditional forms of art due to its unrestrictive nature.
3. It's an Emerging Market
AI artwork is still relatively new, which means there's a lot of untapped potential in this market. If you're one of the first artists to experiment with AI artwork, you could gain a lot of attention—and maybe even make some serious money. After all, early adopters always have the advantage. In today's art world, it's more important than ever to find ways to stand out from the crowd. And creating AI artwork is a great way to do that. Not many artists are using this technology yet, and I doubt many casual observers could name a single A.I. artist, which means if you start experimenting with it now, you could really make a name for yourself.
4. You Can Still Use Your Traditional Skills
Just because you're using AI to create your artwork doesn't mean you have to give up your traditional skills altogether. You can still use your artistic eye and traditional techniques to create the overall look and feel of your piece. The AI will just be responsible for executing the details—leaving you free to focus on what you do best.
5. Enhancing creativity.
As any artist knows, inspiration can be hard to come by. You can only stare at a blank canvas for so long before you start to feel the pressure of the creative block. AI can be used as a tool to open up your creativity. For example, there are now AI-powered programs that can generate new ideas for paintings or sculptures based on a set of parameters that you provide. This means that artists can now get help with the brainstorming process, allowing them to create new pieces of art that they might never have thought of on their own.
6. Aesthetics are subjective anyways.
This may be a controversial opinion, but hear me out: who's to say what is and isn't "good" art? Isn't it all just a matter of personal taste? We would argue that aesthetics are completely subjective, which means that whether or not someone enjoys looking at A.I.-generated art is entirely up to them. Just because some people don't like the way it looks doesn't mean that it has no value whatsoever—it just means that it isn't their cup of tea (so to speak).
At the end of the day, whether or not you choose to embrace A.I. generated art is entirely up to you as an artist. But I would urge you not to write it off as a pointless exercise or something that will spell the end of human creativity, because it isn't either of those things. If anything, A.I. generated art represents an exciting new frontier for creativity and one that we should all be taking advantage of! AI artwork is here to stay, whether we like it or not. So instead of fighting it, we should embrace it.