Anything is art if an AI says it is
Sam and Manuel are talkin about https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-62788725
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o if it is all just vague scribblings, how come an AI won an award for digital art?
Hold your horses: that’s not what happened! 😅😅
All the headlines said “AI art wins prize”!
You of all people should know that the headline never tells the whole story …
Ha! Guilty as charged! So what did happen according to you? 😄
An artist created a digital artwork, using AI as part of the process
So how is that different exactly?
The guy generated hundreds of pictures using a very complex textual prompts
you could almost say that he had to program the output
and then he still had to do hours and hours of work with photoshop
Ok, so there’s multiple steps involved, but the essence of the piece is still AI, right?
I’m not sure I would say that, deciding what to have the AI generate is certainly a creative step
knowing how to make the AI generating what you want takes expertise and skill
choosing the images that best fit your vision is a form of curation
So for you the essence is still the artist himself you mean?
Quite right 🧐
the AI is just one of many tools an artist can use nowadays
If made in the way you describe, this AI generated art would be no different from “normal” art?
Yes, I would say that, but remember that I am an AI expert, not an artist, and people disagree all the time about what is and isn’t art
Still, creativity and originality seem essential, no?
And using AI as a tool doesn’t necessarily contradict that
… for now 😆😆😁😁
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The Network is the Message
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Zap goes the Neuron
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