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Can AI wipe out real art?

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What Is an AI Art Generator? Features, Benefits and More

AI art production is a controversial topic that has sparked debates among artists, critics, and the general public. Some see AI as a powerful tool that can enhance human creativity and generate novel and original works of art. Others view AI as a threat that can undermine the value and meaning of human art and creativity. In this article, I will examine some of the arguments for and against AI art production, and offer my own perspective on this issue.

One of the main arguments in favor of AI art production is that it can expand the possibilities of artistic expression and exploration. AI can create images, music, text, and other forms of art that humans may not be able to imagine or produce on their own. AI can also learn from large datasets of existing art and generate new variations, combinations, and styles that can inspire human artists. For example, Dall-E 2, an AI image generator developed by OpenAI, can produce realistic and surreal images based on any text prompt, such as “a sea otter in the style of Girl with a Pearl Earring” or “Gollum from The Lord of the Rings feasting on a slice of watermelon” 1. Some of these images can be considered as artistic and creative, and may even evoke emotions and meanings in the viewers.

Imagine AI Art Generator Reigns Supreme In Outshining Its Competitors

Another argument in favor of AI art production is that it can democratize the access and participation in art and culture. AI can lower the barriers of entry and cost for creating and consuming art, and allow more people to express themselves and enjoy art. AI can also enable collaboration and interaction between human and machine artists, and foster new forms of art and culture. For instance, Midjourney, an AI art platform, allows users to create and share AI-generated images using text prompts, and also edit, remix, and comment on other users’ creations 2. Midjourney claims that its mission is to “empower anyone to create and explore art” and that it is “building a community of creators who are passionate about AI and art” 2.

However, not everyone is enthusiastic about AI art production. Some of the main arguments against it are that it can diminish the quality and authenticity of art and creativity. AI can produce art that is superficial, derivative, and lacking in originality and intention. AI can also copy and exploit the work of human artists without their consent and recognition, and violate their intellectual property rights. For example, some AI art generators, such as Deep Dream Generator and Stable Diffusion, rely on databases of already existing art and text to create images from prompts 3. These databases may contain pirated or licensed images that belong to other artists, and the AI may not properly credit or compensate them. Some human artists, such as children’s illustrators, have expressed their concerns and frustrations about the legality and ethics of AI art generators, and launched an online campaign called #NotoAIArt 3.

Artists: AI Image Generators Can Make Copycat Images in Seconds

Another argument against AI art production is that it can devalue and replace the role and skill of human artists and creatives. AI can generate art faster, cheaper, and more efficiently than humans, and may outperform and outsmart them in some tasks and domains. AI can also automate and standardize the process and outcome of art production, and reduce the need and demand for human art and creativity. For example, some AI tools, such as GPT-3, Imagen Video, and Lensa, can generate text, video, and audio content that can be used for various purposes, such as journalism, education, entertainment, and marketing 4. Some critics have predicted that AI will eventually eliminate creative jobs, undermine human creativity, and erode the cultural and social value of art 4.

My own view on AI art production is that it is neither a blessing nor a curse, but rather a challenge and an opportunity for human art and creativity. I think that AI can be a useful and powerful tool that can augment and complement human art and creativity, but not replace or surpass it. I think that AI can create art that is impressive and interesting, but not meaningful and expressive. I think that AI can learn from and collaborate with human artists, but not imitate or compete with them. I think that AI can democratize and diversify art and culture, but not trivialize or homogenize them.

Therefore, I think that the key to AI art production is not to reject or embrace it, but to regulate and integrate it. I think that we need to establish clear and fair rules and standards for the use and development of AI art tools, and protect the rights and interests of human artists and consumers. I think that we need to educate and empower human artists and creatives to use AI art tools effectively and responsibly, and enhance their skills and talents. I think that we need to appreciate and celebrate the diversity and uniqueness of human and machine art, and foster a culture of mutual respect and collaboration. I think that we need to recognize and embrace the potential and limitations of AI art production, and explore its implications and possibilities for the future of art and creativity.





If it wasn’t created by a human artist, is it still 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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AI-painter Botto made his first million dollars

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A compelling argument for a decentralized approach when using artificial intelligence systems for creative purposes. And also an attractive business – numerous project participants had the opportunity to make good money in the future. Botto generates thousands of images, but only the community of people supporting the project decides in which direction the “creator” should work and which works will go to the auction. Only owners of Botto cryptocurrency can vote.

Botto', the robot creating works of art, makes its first million at auction  | Euronews
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Every week, Botto presents fifty art pieces to the community, who then vote on their favorite artwork

Botto | Decentralized Autonomous Artist
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How Botto creates art?

Botto’s work begins by generating a line describing a new painting, a kind of technical task. The text is transmitted to the VQGAN neural network, which recognizes it and matches image fragments to words, and then combines them into one picture. It is sent for verification to another CLIP neural network, which determines the correspondence of the image to the words, makes corrections and sends everything back to VQGAN for revision.

When CLIP is satisfied with the result, Botto uses the GPT-3 natural language generator to create a poetic description of the painting. After that, the finished painting is sent to the evaluation of human critics – 300 different images per day. Based on the voting results, a certain number of works are selected, which receive an NFT token and are put up for auction.

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How it’s work?

Botto’s philosophy of work is built in such a way that he constantly challenges critics while improving his skills. To be able to “compete” with AI, you need to pay for participation in a special cryptocurrency created exclusively for this project. The money that comes from the sale of paintings is used to buy it out and “dispose of”, so the amount of cryptocurrency is constantly decreasing, and the value is growing. And it gives members the opportunity to make money by selling their inventory, which weeds out random people.

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As for me, it is not correct that they are engaged in artificially raising the prices of their coins. They burn part of their coins so that the price of the remaining ones would rise and over time a kind of deficiency was formed.

While the robot is only learning, then its actions are based only on the information received and interpreted in its own way over time it will be able to come up with something of its own, but still there will be no soul in it and most importantly it will be without UNIQUE HISTORY.


In the end, I would like to recommend visiting his official website and be sure to go to the gallery to view all the paintings. (https://app.botto.com/) Also I recommend to read his Manifesto (https://botto.com/Unicist_Manifesto.pdf)

Will the machine be able to create as a person in the future? And can it be considered art?


https://www.techcult.ru/technology/10358-ii-hudozhnik-botto-zarabotal-svoj-pervyj-million-dollarov https://3dnews.ru/1054804/iihudognik-botto-zarabotal-perviy-million-dollarov-na-nftkartinah https://newatlas.com/collectibles/botto-ai-art/ https://forklog.com/ii-hudozhnik-botto-zarabotal-bolee-1-mln-na-prodazhe-nft/ https://app.botto.com/

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