Artists in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
The above picture is a digital picture drawn with a few keywords through a site that draws pictures with artificial intelligence, that is, an artificial intelligence picture generated artwork site.
Creation SettingsPreset StyleMatte
Text Prompts"dream, cloud, tulip" - weight: 1
"detailed matte painting" - weight: 0.9
The related site, NightCafe Creator is shown by AI about my digital creation as below.
The NightCafe Creator has two types such as text to image' video or style transfer.
In this way, it is possible to tell the AI what you want to express and turn it into a picture or transform your image into another style.
Artificial intelligence is a machine learning algorithm that builds drawing skills by looking at and training many real drawings. The larger the number of drawings used in machine learning, the more similar even the brushstrokes to those drawn by the hands.
Recently, AI is replacing a part of human experience and creativity. The Ai technology also expanded the scope to art, which was considered an inviolable realm only for humans. Now, a new wave is blowing in the art world in an era where the works drawn by AI painters are attracting attention.
Just as humans learn from seeing, hearing, experiencing, and creating with inspiration from a young age, the day is not far off when AI will show the public a sense of the level of human creativity.
Below are pictures drawn by artificial intelligence.
Facing this reality makes me anxious as a painter. It's exhausting to think that computers can do more than we do in a situation where we've been drawing and loving for a long time. And recently, even some painters are using AI Creator to get their imaginary picture.
However rising popularity of AI art today is similar to the situation when the camera first invented and appeared to the public in the 19th century. With the usage of the camera, it overturned our belief that only painters could reproduce objects as they were in the world. Many people at the time predicted that the artist's skill would never keep up with the skill of photography and would disappear, but it soon proved that the realm of the painter was different from the realm of photography.
Therefore, the profession of a painter will not disappear one day suddenly due to the changes and demands of the times. However, as the painting style of painters has changed due to the development of photography technology and painters have built their own art world in their own way as a way of survival, another challenge and ceaseless effort will be required
I am also thinking about how to survive in the age of artificial intelligence. The time has come when we have to compete with computers rather than other artists.
The AI art market is expected to grow significantly in the future. According to the British media The Telegraph, the AI art market is expected to reach $100 million worldwide within the next three to five years.
The marketability of artificial intelligence art will increase more and more. Of course, this environment will surely come as a bigger shock to the painters who have been working with analog methods. Of course, it would be a good direction to utilize the platform of artificial intelligence art through various channels and methods to apply it to art activities and further develop one's own art world. But how many of these artists can freely manipulate and apply these techniques? Even if you look around, there are still many people who look at photos and reinterpret them from an artistic point of view.
If so, we may be being pushed by an artificial intelligence painter from the start. But I believe that we are human, our works based on our unique soul, attitude, ethics, and emotions will be different from those drawn by artificial intelligence.
Myungja Anna Koh
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