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Will AI replace artists, writers and musicians?

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In 2022, much attention has been focused on neural networks. While some people see benefits and advantages in such technology, others are wary of, and sometimes hostile to neural networks. At their core, neural networks are machine learning algorithms that “simulate” the workings of the human brain. Thus, in the past year, neural networks have been able to write sentences and music, generate images, and even diagnose diseases. But will algorithms ever be able to replace human occupations such as writers, musicians, artists, and designers?

 Neural networks have significant drawbacks. Throughout history, people have used emotions as a survival mechanism. For example, fear helps protect themselves from threat. A person can recognize the emotions of others by body movements, tone of voice, situation, social signals. Communicating with others and mastering cultural norms, we learned to understand emotions. Unlike us humans, artificial intelligence cannot feel, and it has not lived for many years among people. It  is very difficult for it to understand emotional subtleties.  It doesn’t create original content.  But in order for the neural network to produce text, pictures or music, it is required to download huge amounts of data with information from different sources.  I am sure that a person has much more advantages, because we have been processing information for decades.  Where there are mathematical rules, one can get around (chess, for example), but in creative matters, neural networks lack abstract thinking and can be useful to people as assistants for your creativity and generators of new ideas.

Now, let’s talk about the advantages of neural networks.  The neural network is well able to personalize content, work with many variables at once and create variations. Also, they perfectly process hundreds of data elements at the same time, which entails saving time.  Once the AI recognizes the pattern, it can instantly generate several variations.

In general, I can say that both a person and neural networks at the moment have something to learn from each other. But still, will artificial intelligence be able to replace creative professions?

First, it can affect those who call themselves artists and musicians, but who repeat the styles and creative approaches of others. Those who are accustomed to repeating the same tasks every day, writing the same sentences and replacing just a few words. All those who engage in plagiarism instead of creating something new will lose their jobs.

I am of the opinion that neural networks, at least for now, cannot come up with radically new ideas, but they can speed up the kind of work that is now routine. I think neural nets are a great tool, but being an artist or designer is not something that can be replaced by AI. There is one condition, and that is that it has to be someone who is studying alongside modern technology. It’s no secret that many people are now looking to neural networks for inspiration for their work. When designers are experiencing “burnout”, neural networks throw up new ideas for development. Simply send text to input your request. From my perspective, with all the opportunities that AI gives to a person, it should be perceived not as a threat, but as an opportunity. After all, while neural networks can give out ideas for inspiration, people can create something new, completely unique.  What’s more, people can concentrate on something more important and think how they can change the world to the better side with the help of neural nets. The condition of constant complaining, and fear is nowhere near development.

In conclusion, I would like to say that neural networks will not completely replace artists, designers, and musicians in the near future. Technology is evolving rapidly, but it is still limited in its ability to understand and replicate human creativity and emotion. Neural nets can help and improve performance, but they will never fully replace humans because they lack the unique human touch and perspective required for all manifestations of art.






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AI vs Artists, the war of the century or a helping machine?

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Artificial intelligence art - Wikipedia

When the Artificial Intelligence emerged as a novelty, the discussion of it replacing humans spheres that require creativity led to the same answer: ‘It is impossible’. However, now, after several decades we face the first ever trial in the UK between artists’ company and AI generating tool.

How does AI work in terms of art?

Artificial Intelligence is not just simply generating unique picture, but it [AI] is usually trained to examine images, concepts, etc., to produce new ones. The problem lays in the fact that it goes through not only open sources, but also archives of images stock markets.

According to the current UK legal system, this is violation of the copyright law. However, as we are going to new era, old legislations have to be reframed to go with the times.

However, we can look at AI in art from the other point of view. It can be perceived as a helping hand for artists. As it was mentioned before, Artificial Intelligence creates images based on collective information from other pictures. This is the new way of creation of unique ideas and inspiration for artists.

Nonetheless, returning to the lawsuit of the three artists against companies possessing AI tools. As it was said by the lawyers that represent artists: ‘Such products create an existential threat for creators and graphic designers.’ This happens as AI uses artists and their work as a database, later on, the products are monetized and become competitive with the creators’ work.

The case is the first precedent of lawsuit against AI and intellectual property right. It [the case] will probably push not only the UK, but the European Union to change their laws. Previously, there was an idea of loosening IP law. However, it has faced a lot of criticism, especially, from the Association of Photographers. The representative commented that this will have ‘harmful, everlasting and unintended consequences for human creators.’

If to this about this thoroughly, there two ways of possible solution. First is that the laws will be loosened in order to let companies that own AI tools producing their content. The other way, is that this will be never ending story of lawsuits and court trials between representatives of human creativity and AI developers as in the democratic world the way of art (AI is considered to be so), cannot be just forbidden or discriminated.

To read about one interesting precedent of AI and creators confrontation:  https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/02/technology/ai-artificial-intelligence-artists.html

To read more about limitations and opportunities of AI in art: https://mindmatters.ai/2022/08/ai-vs-artists-heres-what-dall-e-2-just-cant-do/

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Why A.I. art is NOT art and how it is devaluing digital art as such

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Suddenly and very quickly, such a term as ‘A.I. art’ began to promptly spread and become popular. People all around the world were thrilled by the quality and beauty of artificial intelligence creations. The general rush to try and generate one’s own picture was unavoidable, considering the fact that it could be done by merely describing the wished-for picture in the text. I myself am not an exception. However, in this article, I would like to dive a bit deeper into understanding what art means to me and share my thoughts on why A.I.-generated art is NOT art at all.

To begin with, here is an example of A.I. artwork:

Looks amazing to me. The colours, the composition, the world depicted in this image… Fantastic. Though, it carries no artistic value. Read further if you want to know why.

First of all, let’s figure out what is A.I. and what A.I. art could possibly mean. As stated in the Artland article by Adam Hencz: “AI art refers to art generated with the assistance of artificial intelligence. AI is a field of computer science that focuses on building machines that mimic human intelligence or even simulate the human brain through a set of algorithms.” (Hencz, 2022). In other words, artificial intelligence is a set of complex algorithms that, by crawling the internet, are capable of computing a piece of imagery based on and assembled from thousands of thousands of already pre-existing creations produced by nothing else but human beings. Now, let’s look at what visual art means. Mentioned in the Britannica encyclopedia as follows: visual arts – “These are the arts that meet the eye and evoke an emotion through an expression of skill and imagination.” (Visual Arts Portal, n.d.). To put it another way, the visual arts are images that are created using imagination and creativity. It is crucial that a given artwork is expressing an idea and carries a certain emotional component.

Thus, the phrase ‘A.I. art’ is wrong in its essence. The pictures created using algorithms are indeed capable of being nice looking and are capable of evoking emotion in one viewing them. Nonetheless, the image generated in such a way does not represent any idea, it does not possess creative value and is, in a way, not unique. Moreover, art does not only refer to the end result from a technical standpoint. It refers to the process of creation, to the story of one image, which A.I. doesn’t have. It is the way in which the picture was made, the style, the idea behind it, that makes a picture – your picture. While an artificially computed image is random…

Whatsoever, humans are prone to misapply the A.I.’s imagery by referring to the images made with its use as ‘their’ creations. This brings a large threat to the whole digital artists’ community and to the jobs of people devoting their time to the passion of visual arts. The fact that spectacular images can be ‘constructed’ in a matter of seconds and without virtually any effort, or imagination either, deprives the world of digitally created imagery a huge worth. Now anyone without any particular skills or fantasy may assign a beautiful, though meaningless piece to himself.

Therefore, one of the ways to preserve the value of human-made digital art is to embed some kind of reminder in the image itself or oblige those who use this image to refer to it as the creation of algorithms. It doesn’t sully solve the issue, no. But it might help to lower the level of discouragement among digital artists.

The aim of this article was to shine a light on the misconception of calling AI computed imagery – art. It is not. And never will be. No matter how similarly a set of algorithms can simulate human brain or the product of its function, it is and will forever remain a simulation. Just like the copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Mona Lisa’ will never be worth any close to the actual masterpiece, the so called A.I. art is carrying little to no value in the world of true creativity.

Share your thoughts on this in the comments below 😉 I will be very glad to hear from you!


Hencz, A. (2022, June 27). Agents Of Change: Artificial Intelligence – AI Art and How Machines Have Expanded Human Creativity. Artland Magazine. Retrieved October 9, 2022, from https://magazine.artland.com/ai-art/

Visual Arts Portal. (n.d.). Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved October 9, 2022, from https://www.britannica.com/browse/Visual-Arts

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