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The Rise of AI Art: How Technology is Transforming the Art World and Shifting the Boundaries of Creativity

Feb. 28, 2023.
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Artists should embrace AI's possibilities as it becomes the new normal.

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Lewis Farrell

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AI-generated art is gaining popularity, sparking debates about artist agency, copyright, and the market. Self-generating algorithms that derive knowledge from data are used in AI art, and artists who use AI to create works suggest that it prompts a paradigm shift. “AI has the potential to open the gates for new perceptions of image-making, just as the development of photography liberated painting from pure factual representation,” says Jon Rafman, artist of Counterfeit Poast, created entirely from AI imagery. As demonstrated by the three artists chosen for the six-month remote artist residency program PATH-AI, AI art has the potential to open doors to new possibilities. AI art also raises ethical and legal questions about authorship, such as whether AI-generated works are eligible for copyright protection, which varies by country. Perry Jonsson, an Edinburgh-based filmmaker and digital artist who uses AI tools, warns that if everyone uses AI, productivity will increase but uniformity will result. German digital artist Mario Klingemann believes that artists should embrace AI’s possibilities as it becomes the new normal.

Source: The Art Newspaper (link)
Images: MidJourney, Prompts by Lewis Farrell

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