"When AI Can Make Art—What Does It Mean for Creativity?"

While internet users have embraced this supercharged creative potential—armed with the correctly refined prompt, even novices can now create arresting digital canvases—some artists have balked at the new technology’s capacity for mimicry. Among the prompts entered into image generators Stable Diffusion and Midjourney, many tag an artist’s name in order to ensure a more aesthetically pleasing style for the resulting image. Something as mundane as a bowl of oranges can become eye-catching if rendered in the style of, say, Picasso. Because the AI has been trained on billions of images, some of which are copyrighted works by living artists, it can generally create a pretty faithful approximation.


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Author: Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Charles W. Bailey, Jr.