You may have noticed an explosion of Social Media Content recently, either generated by A.I. or at least talking about it. As someone who had the privilege to experiment with it while it was still in its infancy, it’s been interesting to watch this blow up in real-time.

The concept of A.I. Generated Art seems to be ‘generating’ (no pun intended) a lot of controversies. Some people say that it will replace Artists and VFX Studios, while others argue that it will simply speed up workflows and make things easier.

For the uninitiated, here is a brief summary of what AI Generated Art is: 

AI-generated art is an exciting new direction in the creative industry. It has the potential to revolutionize the way we think about art and creativity. AI-generated art is created using algorithms and machine learning. Allowing computers to mimic the creative process of humans.
This technology has the potential to create entirely new art forms, improve existing ones, and drastically reduce the resources required to create artwork. With AI-generated art, artists can now create works of art with higher speed and accuracy than ever before. Enabling efficient production cycles and allowing more time to focus on their creativity.
In addition to its potential benefits to the creative industry, AI-generated art could lead to more meaningful artistic experiences. AI can open up new possibilities for artistic exploration, allowing people to explore topics, emotions, and narratives that would not be possible within a more traditional art form. AI also opens up new avenues for artistic experimentation and discovery, allowing artists to make discoveries about the world around them.
Finally, AI-generated art could help to create art that is accessible to all, regardless of their economic means or artistic skill level. AI-generated art’s potential to expand and enhance the creative industry is immense. While it is difficult to predict the ultimate result of this technology, it is clear that AI-generated art will have a profound impact on the way we create art, leading to more unique and powerful pieces of art than ever before.







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As someone who has had some time to play around with the technology and also see other creatives use it in very innovative ways, I’d say my opinion on the matter leans more towards the latter. I don’t think it will make artists obsolete; However, I do think that certain disciplines such as stock photography and graphics may need to adapt to changing circumstances. It’s easy to forecast a future where these platforms for stock images become overrun with content generated by A.I., and news articles have already been written about this happening.

What excites me the most about A.I. Generated Content is the idea of using it to speed up the creative process. My background is in Digital Illustration, I was actually fortunate enough to have the opportunity to study it at Ringling College of Art + Design for a few years, and much of that focused on techniques and processes. Using these artificial images to replace time-consuming and mentally draining techniques like “thumbnailing” and quickly iterate through multiple versions of the same concept could be enormously beneficial to artists.

I am honestly so excited about this technology because I believe that as it evolves, it will allow artists and creatives to eliminate the “grunt work,” for lack of a better term, and focus on the more interesting and rewarding parts of their creative processes.

I have included some examples of A.I. Generated Art that I have generated using various A.I. Text-to-Image Generators to give you an idea of what is possible with the technology: