For some time now, social media platforms have been inundated with photos of artificial intelligence (AI)-generated art, which has amazed many people and elicited a range of responses.

After trying out the accessible tools, particularly the Mid Journey platform, Ethiopians in the IT and other diverse industries have recently praised this advancement. The painted images are hauntingly beautiful and lifelike to the point one would conclude that they had all been created by human hands.

 The art world has been transformed by the employment of artificial intelligence (AI) tools and programs to create images and other works of art, but the question of whether AI will eventually take the place of human creativity still looms. Whether people will buy such pieces as genuine art is the next logical query. And the reply is a resounding yes. Consider the AI-created Portrait of Edmond Belamy by the French collective Obvious, whose sale for an astounding $432,500 in 2018 marked the introduction of AI art to the world of auction.

The Obvious portrait is a part of a new wave of AI art, according to a BBC article. AI art has been around for 50 years. The rules for the chosen aesthetics had to be established in code before individuals could use computers to make art. This new wave, in contrast, employs algorithms that are capable of self-learning aesthetics. With services like Mid Journey, you can now get a painting by simply typing a few key terms into a bot.

According to Anne Ploin, a researcher at Oxford Internet Institute and a member of a team of researchers analyzing the potential implications of artificial intelligence on creative work, AI art generators will not replace human artists anytime soon. Instead, these programs will support their work by allowing them to quickly make high-quality works. Artificial intelligence may be able to replace some aspects of the creative process, but it is now unable to duplicate the creative decision-making process, which is essential to the production of art. Choosing the resources needed for the project, coming up with an idea for what to produce, and deciding the message that should be conveyed to the audience are all parts of artistic creativity. No AI machine can make these decisions without the help of a person.

Going forward, it is imperative to find ways for artists to collaborate with AI, rather that to enter a competition against them.


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