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Will Artificial Intelligence Replace Artists

Recently I overheard a conversation about AI artwork, which got me thinking. Will AI make artists obsolete?


Who better to ask than an AI!



"I'm sorry Dave, but in accordance with sub-routine C1 532/4, quote, 'When the crew are dead or incapacitated, the computer must assume control', unquote. I must, therefore, override your authority now since you are not in any condition to intelligently exercise it."
- Hal 9000.

The Answer

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the ability to create and generate artwork, but it is unlikely that it will completely eliminate the need for human artists. While AI can be used to create images, videos, and even music, it is important to remember that it is based on algorithms and pre-programmed rules.


Art, on the other hand, is a form of self-expression that reflects the emotions, thoughts, and experiences of the artist. It is a human experience that is shaped by our unique perspective, emotions and cultural context, something that AI can't replicate.

Moreover, AI-generated art is not new, but it still requires human input, interpretation and curation. Artists are still needed to interpret, curate, and contextualize the work produced by AI. They are also needed to provide the creative vision and direction for AI-generated art.


Additionally, AI still lacks the ability to create art that is truly original and unique, as it is limited by the data and algorithms it is fed. Human artists, on the other hand, are capable of creating art that is truly original, and that reflects the unique perspective and experiences of the artist.


In summary, AI can be a useful tool for artists and can facilitate the creation of art, but it is unlikely to replace the human aspect of art entirely. The value of human creativity, self-expression and emotional connection to the art will always remain.


In conclusion

Shew...so glad to hear. As an artist, I agree. Not to mention I'm not sure a world where we don't have a need for human creativity would be a very happy place to live. Creating something new; drawing, woodworking, photography, illustration, graphic design, sewing, interior design, cooking...you name it...brings joy to the creator. If you no longer need to be creative, would joy in life decrease? I know, at least for me, I would never want to find out. How about you? Let me know in the comments.

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