AI is now making significant strides in the creative world, with many industries exploring its potential to revolutionize the way we approach creativity.

One of the most exciting applications of AI in the creative field is the use of generative models to create art. These models, which use algorithms to generate images or music, have been used to create everything from surreal landscapes to original compositions.

Being a fine art graduate, I wonder about the impact that AI technology will have on the creative world, particularly on traditional art forms.  Will AI-generated art replace traditional art forms, and that the human element of creativity will be lost?

I watched an excellent program on ABC this week called AI vs Human: The Creativity Experiment ¬†– Can AI match humans for artistic creativity? Rad Yeo explores the ‘creep’ of generative AI, from performing a ChatGPT written comedy routine to portrait painting robots. If it can, what does it mean for humanity?

One interesting aspect of the program was the ChatGPT’s failed performance with the audience. It is possible that the timing and delivery of the punchline may have affected the audience’s response. The portrait painting exhibition though was a thought-provoking experience, as it was difficult to distinguish between real art and AI-generated art. This demonstrated how AI is becoming increasingly prevalent in the creative field, and how we will need to adapt to it as a new tool. It was encouraging to see how one artist was working with AI to enhance his work, highlighing the potential for AI to be used as a complementary tool for human artists.

As we know, with any new technology, there are both advantages and disadvantages to be considered.

 

Pros:

  • AI technology can quickly and accurately analyse large amounts of data and detect patterns that can be used to inform decisions.
  • AI can help automate routine tasks and processes, freeing up time for people to focus on more creative and innovative tasks.
  • AI is becoming increasingly accurate, making it useful for tasks such as facial recognition and medical diagnosis.

Cons:

  • AI technology can be expensive to implement and maintain.
  • AI algorithms can lack transparency, making it difficult to explain why certain decisions are being made.
  • AI technology can also be vulnerable to hackers, meaning that sensitive data and systems can be compromised.

Overall, it is important to carefully consider both the benefits and drawbacks of AI technology in order to make informed decisions about its use. By doing so, we can work towards maximising the positive impact while minimizing its negative effects.

AI technology is here to stay and it is both fascinating and scary at the same time.