Artificial intelligence has become an unstoppable force and it has raised some serious questions about the role of humans in a world that automation is gaining dominance. Studies are showing that it is possible to add value to life by focusing on four key areas which include: problem solving, creativity, critical thinking and above all managing human interactions.
Traditionally Art was handcrafted through the creativity of the human mind. However just recently art that was generated through artificial intelligence entered the market. Artificial intelligence in art not only produces creativity but also enhances world class work of art. Naturally there are always mixed reactions with such an invention. Some question the legality of referring art by artificial intelligence as a work of art at all. Some people define art as the process by which humans express their ideas, emotions and thoughts which are conveyed by personal experience and creativity.
Enrollment of AI in art
The enrollment of artificial intelligence in art was predicted several decades ago. The process of incorporating art into artificial intelligence requires the artist to construct a detailed code that possess a desired outcome. The first artificial intelligence in Art was done by a fellow known as Harold Cohen. The artists produced a set of rules that created the kind of drawings that he desired. Advanced development in technology has paved way for machines to autonomously create designs and images.
The art of AI
Artist who use artificial intelligence are never worried about being replaced by the machines. This is because as much as a machine is able a world class piece of art, much of its intelligence and creativity depends on the human mind. In one way or another the machines are limited. The pioneers of artificial intelligence basically viewed it as a way of increasing the limits of human cognition.
AI versus the human mind
There is a very big distinction between a piece of art that is done by human and a piece of art by artificial intelligence. However, art by artificial intelligence depends highly on human interaction and perception. There has to be human imagination involved with some minor interaction in order for a machine to produce art. Nonetheless, artificial intelligence has evolved in the recent years where cloud painter machines are able to produce creative art based on its own accord.
Role of viewer in art
The way traditional art dealers react to pieces of art that are produced by artificial intelligence is like no other. There exist an active role between the artist, the viewer and the piece of art. The old saying that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder comes to light when it gets difficult to distinguish between AI and human art. Needless to say, it is still very hard to translate inspiration and creativity into a structured set of rules that can be programmed. This therefore means that, instead of worrying about the possibilities of AI replacing humans. It is high time that we embrace new technologies and the possibility of AI enhancing the process.