Mindset as a blogger in the era of artificial intelligence
First of all, before talking about the artificial intelligence era and the prospects for the blog market, I would like to tell you what a blog is to me. This confession is because I want to explain that I have more important values before discussing whether me, my job, and what I do can survive in the future era or whether it is a hot job. It is also what I want to say to those who say that the future will be a world dominated by machines, so don't make any human effort.
First of all, my blog is my best friend who knows me well. We truly live and work in a commercialized society. That's why we liken ourselves to slaves who work for a living. It may seem like we are doing something independent, but as it turns out, most of us are workers on some platform. We must constantly work and deliver results for our organizations, our institutions, schools and affiliations. It's a mission, and sometimes it's worth it. But then I suddenly think about where I can tell my story. I think this is the blog.
For example, while I draw and work as an artist, the class is challenged, there are times when I get lost, I go through trial and error, I succeed, I communicate, I am moved, and I realize. When it comes to art, this often happens every day. I am posting these on my blog. If artificial intelligence is truly personalized and individualized like a human being and can post thoughts, opinions, and concerns about art creatively with personal sensibility like me, then I too will know that the time has come to quit blogging. But I'm sure this day won't come easily.
This is because no matter how advanced artificial intelligence is, I doubt whether it will be able to constantly think about art and pour out new stories like humans every day. They may pack it more professionally than I do and tell you about the great results. However, humans smell like a human just by showing a messy look. And because of that humanity, people who share come together and become one.
I believe that one day people will get fed up with machines that are always right and perfect. By that time, people will prefer things like rawness, sincerity, true love, warmth, and rightness. Currently, I think that you can follow, follow, and blindly trust artificial intelligence out of curiosity or surprise. But this won't last forever. Because humans are beings with souls.
Review of Stable Diffusion
Artificial intelligence is a buzzword these days. We can easily taste artificial intelligence for free through various routes, from chat GPT to sites that draw pictures. Stable Diffusion, introduced below, is a site of this kind.
This site initially started for fun, but later, by necessity, many creative keywords were created to try to get a picture. It shows the visuals to the extent that it is impossible to know whether artificial intelligence has drawn them. And you will be surprised by the development of artificial intelligence drawing site technology.
However, in my personal opinion, it would be nice to use it when you don't have time to draw in a hurry, when you want to get the image you want in a short period of time, or when you want to get an animation scene like a game or just for fun.
However, I am sure that I have not yet risen to the level of professional art.
For example, in my case, I tried keywording to get an image of an art class that fosters future creativity. After that I was able to get the image below.
Something bizarre, why is there an extra human arm? And all the characters have their burry faces together. I think making it clear would be hard to bear with the numerous copyright issues. If possible, it is broken and smudged so people can't easily recognize it, but it seems to be made with a structure that can match the atmosphere.
In order to understand artificial intelligence simply, I just keyworded it as a future art classroom. But it's not the kind of image I want.
This time, I tried keywording while imagining a recent painting. This is the keywording I did in my mind when I drew the picture.
I put in various keywords and generated them to get an image like the picture on the left I drew. However, after many attempts, the image I got which I thought was the most similar was the one on the right.
The picture drawn by A.I on the right was identical in that it dealt with the subject I thought in terms of overlapping mountains and a girl fishing. However, the keyword “big fish” could not be expressed. Also, the girl's face is grotesquely strange, and the place was drawn as if it meant a specific place in a certain country, as I wanted to express a dream in my case.
So, in order to make artificial intelligence understand the feeling in the dream, I entered it as a different keyword and got the following result.
However, it is expressed like a picture drawn by a child, like a picture in a game, but it does not give a more professional feeling. In addition, the faces of the characters are crushed, the body motions are very awkward, and in some cases, the front and back do not match as if fish are flying in the sky. Above all, the artistic composition is uncomfortably tangled. Overall, it doesn't give a comfortable feeling, and it's better than what a machine drew, and it can be evaluated that it's better than what a person who can't draw normally draws, but it still seems to be at a level that can't catch up with professional painters.
The biggest reason I think is that machines have a prejudice against watercolors. In watercolor, there is a limit to expression because there is a confinement that it should be this way and that way. However, professional artists express new things beyond the limitations of materials. In this respect, it seems that artificial intelligence will not be able to follow humans.
For example, in my case, the mountains above were not painted with a brush. Perhaps artificial intelligence will have to learn more to get the answer. However, if these techniques and cases are not in sufficient quantity to be learned, it will be possible to imitate this painting to a similar degree, but it will not put another creation ahead of man.
Below is what I was asked to draw in Van Gogh's style. There are a lot of errors, so I asked for simple keywords.
Below is what I was asked to draw in the style of Renoir. Still, if you order in the style of a professional painter rather than a simple keyword, you will find that the quality is high.
As a painter, it is a good experience to look at and analyze the development of artificial intelligence. No one knows whether they will threaten us, take away my job, or be replaced by AI painters later on. But one thing is clear: even if that were the case, artists would continue to paint. This is because artificial intelligence cannot know the joy and value of creation.
Will the profession of an artist disappear in the future?
For example, when using an artificial intelligence-based image generator such as Midjourney provided by Discord or a chatbot such as ChatGPT, a machine that shows clear answers and results in a short time based on big data and algorithms is generally compared to humans. You can feel the fear that you will never be able to catch up.
I also knew that in areas where human subjectivity and emotion are the main focus, such as art, machines would grow to a level that would scare humans last. However, the speed of growth was much faster than expected, and the subjectivity, complexity, sensory domain, and morality of the results generated by artificial intelligence are in some ways superior to humans.
Because in any realm, as human beings intervene, there are elements of corruption, injustice, and prejudice. When I think about this, I also think that it might be better for a machine to intervene and make a fair judgment and show the result. So cognitive people these days argue that politicians should be the first to change to artificial intelligence.
However, after experiencing the chatbot, I confirmed the reality of the fear that I had only heard in words and began to think more about the nature of art. And that provided an opportunity to leak the questions and answers below.
Q, Will the profession of an artist disappear in the future?
It's unlikely that the profession of an artist will disappear entirely in the future. While technological advancements may change the way art is created and consumed, human creativity and expression are likely to remain important aspects of society and culture.
Q. So, which artists will survive in the future?
It's difficult to predict exactly which artists will survive in the future, as this will depend on a variety of factors such as changing tastes, cultural trends, and technological advancements. However, it's likely that artists who are able to adapt and innovate will be more successful in the long term.
Q.Can AI Painters Beat human artists?
The capabilities of AI-powered painters are rapidly improving, and they are already able to create impressive works of art. However, it's unlikely that AI painters will be able to completely replace human artists, as there are certain qualities and skills that are unique to human creativity and expression.
The conclusion is that artificial intelligence learns a vast amount of data at a level that humans cannot handle based on algorithms, and derives accurate, perfect, and always fair results. That technology is the same concept as an artist's added art material, it is also a strong proof that artificial intelligence cannot be a real artist. And true artists create works of art with a pure heart and passion, based on numerous factors such as their experience, philosophy, soul, knowledge, and attitude. At the same time as it is created, it becomes a record, a history, and a life. This will prove why mankind cherishes works of art, cultural relics and traditions through the generations.
Rather, in the era of artificial intelligence, keywords such as human emotion, feeling, experience, humanity, mental world, harmony and inclusion will become the mainstream as part of a counteraction. Therefore, it seems that art based on creativity that activates, reveals and contemplates these keywords will become more and more deeply embedded in human life.
Actually, when I think about it, when I was young, visuals weren't that popular. However, modern people know the importance of visuals and create new wealth based on it. Most of all, any people have adapted to a life dominated by visuals, seeing, hearing, crying, and laughing on a small phone screen. In other words, in the future, visual elements will be strengthened in more and more areas, and the life of an influencer who can create such content, that is, can use visual elements to attract the public's popularity, will become more common.
Then, besides these influencers, what is the life of a painter like? It seems that painters will no longer be obsessed with analog and freely spread their creative wings, crossing digital and analog. In that sense, it would be helpful for painters to learn digital and become more familiar with these factors in mind in advance.
The differences between ChatGPT and 5-years-old kids Poem.
It is expected that more and more people will write and test with ChatGPT, a popular AI-based chatbot. I also tried several things. My attempt is to approach from an artistic point of view how different it is from human works. For example, below is a poem my child wrote when she was 5 years old. When our first guinea pig, Pinky and Squash, became our family, she expressed her joy in poetry. The child happily completed a poem in a few minutes, as if singing a song.
Pinky is white, orange and brown;
And below is a poem about guinea pigs written in seconds by the famous chatbot. The vocabulary and rhyme used in the poem are very perfect, yet it depicts the love and care for the guinea pig and the energy and joy that the little animal gives. If a 5-year-old child writes a poem with a sentence like the one below and submits it, she will definitely win first place and receive a prize.
Fluffy and round, with tiny paws and a twitching nose,
So below, we asked the chatbot to rewrite the poem from the perspective of a 5-year-old.
My guinea pigs are fluffy and round,
With little feet that tap the ground.
Their noses wiggle and their eyes shine,
They're cuter than any pet of mine!
When I hold them close, they squeak and purr,
And I stroke their fur, soft as a fur.
They love to nibble on carrots and hay,
And run in circles when they want to play.
Sometimes they hide in their cozy bed,
But when they hear me, they pop out their head!
They love to cuddle and snuggle with me,
My guinea pigs are the best pets, you see!
I love my guinea pigs with all my heart,
They're the best friends a girl could start.
I'll take care of them every single day,
And love them in every single way!
The writing has become simpler, and above all, I can see that the message my child wrote and the intention and message I am trying to convey are similar.
Write a guinea pig poem written by a 5-year-old girl. Their names are Pinky and Squash, and Pinky likes carrots and Squash likes Hey. Girls think they're their mom
As you can see from this part, we also use humor that humans use. Poetry seems to be getting more interesting.
"Pinky loves carrots, Squash likes hay, And when they see me, they squeak "yay!""
Very clever. I never mentioned the color and character of Pinky and Squash, but the poems match perfectly. Actually, the color of squash is brown, and pinky has long hair and pinky ears. It's like looking into my life.
"Pinky has pink fur and Squash is brown,"
It is an error to say that artificial intelligence has no personal experience and cannot express emotions because it is simple information. As if they were human, they are good at mimicry. So what is the difference between a real 5-year-old and artificial intelligence? Rather, I think of imperfection, clumsiness, naivety, and naturalness that does not need to be coerced. As you can see from the poems, poems written by real children are not contrived. It doesn't have to be, and it wasn't written for that purpose. It just built naturally because she was happy just giving and watering Pinkie and Squash. This naturalness is probably something no machine can imitate.
So, the future I predict will be more focused on things that are more natural, more pure, and more spontaneous. People will increasingly crave something more human. Rather, I wonder if machines are helping and creating a background for this phenomenon.
ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence language model developed by OpenAI. It uses deep learning techniques to analyze and generate human-like responses to natural language input. ChatGPT has been trained on massive amounts of text data, allowing it to understand and respond to a wide range of topics and questions. Its capabilities include language translation, question-answering, conversation generation, and more. ChatGPT represents a significant advance in the field of natural language processing and has numerous practical applications, including chatbots, language translation services, and content creation tools.
To get started, simply type your question or statement in the chat box and press enter. I will then analyze your input and generate a response. If you have a follow-up question or want to continue the conversation, just type in your next question or statement and I'll respond accordingly.
In my case, I started with funny question for understanding ChatGPT.
Here is an answer from ChatGPT. Her answer seems to be a very moral, emotional supportive and educated manner that a good middle -aged woman answers a good middle -aged woman.
At the end of the conversation, artificial intelligence gives a title that suits the contents and core of the conversation.
ChatGPT can write a poem well with rich vocabulary and rhymes, just like a poet.
Like the below, she can make a programmatic code like a programmer.
I have opened a blog to explore what art is, and I've been trying to find the essence of art by steadily posting related articles for years. I still don't get the correct answer, so I try to find the answer every day.
But ChatGPT answered immediately when I asked a question within several seconds. Of course, this is a very ordinary answer of pre-dictionary without personal experience or reflection. Fortunately, art is an area that cannot be explained by these words.
Also, I asked about my personal site. I wondered how artificial intelligence is evaluating my site. ChatGPT says that my site is well designed , user friendly interface and is effective to show the work of the user and artist. And his proposal points out that I should be able to reinforce my resume and artist statement more and show more about me. This article helped me a lot without any consulting fee.
Additionally, I asked her about her emotional feeling.
Notably, she can't feel emotions and is mechanically reacting by learning, but one day it will become similar to humans after accumulating data and developing technologies. I am afraid of this part.
I made my questions about recognition of my blog. After seeing this, I felt like she knew what I wanted to hear from others. And I was surprised that the summary of the part I wanted to say and intend for a long time was well.
What is the response to subjective questions if she react so smart? But she couldn't say that I was good or bad because she has no subjective opinion and perspectives.
Similarly, she replied that she could not answer with an artistic view because she was similar in patterns or algorithms and copied and delivered what many people reacted or learned.
In other words, she seeks to know that having an artistic perspective and philosophy in pursuing art is the ability to survive in the age of artificial intelligence.
Last my question is about me as an artist. And I found that some part is right, but other part has some mistakes such as my main materials and Prize informations. However, she can explain me with subjective critics about my painting styles accurately.
And the last sentence feels like she predicted my future. It's hard to predict how much more ChatGPT will develop, but I think this feature will be deeply into people's lives like a computer.
Myungja Anna Koh