What is AI compared to the hand that wields it?
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For now, AI is a tool in the hands of a human artist. It has no spontaneity or autonomy 😜
If it had, then indeed it would not be a tool, but a co-creator, a fellow artist in its own right
OK, I see what you mean. The AI used to generate images is still too simple and straightforward
Yes, it is not AGI, general intelligence, as the chess and trafiic jam examples show
It has no independent understanding of reality or meaning?
No indeed, just links between tags and images
So how would you evaluate AI as a tool compared to other technological influences on art?
Well, I’m no art historian or philosopher of art
but I guess the impact will not be bigger than photography, say
What makes you say that?
Photography didn’t mean the end of art as we know it, it just gave artists a new medium, and painters a new challenge
So a picture generated by AI is not essentially different from a picture generated by a camera?
For artistic purposes, I’d go out on a limb and say no …
but of course there’s always abuses and counterexamples
Like what? 😏
Well, there’s been cases of painters just tracing photos, basically plagiarizing the photographer
Right, so the entire artisanal process of using pain and brushes is not what makes the painting art, but …
The creative vision, and the mastery of the tools needed to execute it
OK, so copying a photo lacks both while using AI still needs both?
Thank you, this has been most informative! 😍😍
Anything is art if an AI says it is
Do not you understand? This is a whole new dimension, even according to the canons of the classical “art sacre”. This is a real revolution. Do you understand, ladies and gentlemen? This is the first hot plastic artwork! You! You! My boy … you are an artist!
“Young man, you don’t think I’m encountering constructive symbolism for the first time, do you? “Unplug”: free yourself from physicality, from the vulgar earthbound physicality, from the evils of civilization, from electricity, nerves, and so on. Isn’t that what this is? The association is crystal clear, I’d be tempted to say, perhaps even too obvious” (Kishon 1987)
AI see, AI do
You young badgers imagine that it would be enough to smear a pound of paint on the canvas and you’re already a modern painter. I would be willing to accept this abomination for a bad joke, if there was even the slightest humor behind it. But this here is an abracadabra! A nothing!
As far as AI can see
The case of the use of the abacus by Japanese school children and adults … tool’s use becomes incorporated into a culture-specific technology
All aboard the Spike Train!
The experimental results from neurobiology have lead to the investigation of a third generation of neural network models which …
The Network is the Message
A continued stimulus, such as a state of tension, a light or a sound, produces a continued passage of sensory impulses to the central nervous system.
I’m in your brain, releasing your transmitters
The mechanism of action of nerve stimulation is unknown… it is possible that substances are formed under the influence of nerve stimulation
Come in Neuron: do you copy?
If we liken the nervous currents to electric currents, we can compare the nervous system below the hemispheres to a direct circuit from sense-organ to muscle
Zap goes the Neuron
If I do not greatly deceive myself, I have succeeded in realizing… the hundred years’ dream of physicists and physiologists, to wit, the identity of the nervous principle with electricity
Today one Neuron, tomorrow the Brain!
The Navy said the perceptron would be the first non-living mechanism capable of receiving, recognizing and identifying its surroundings without any human training or control
Do Neurons Count?
Neural computers do not execute typical machine instructions of digital computers unless they are made to emulate the behavior of physical neural networks