Do AI Paint With Virtual Brushes?

Many people have brought up how AI VA have made contributions to the domestic setting, but how about the art scene?

AI or Artificial Intelligence is defined as ““is the science and engineering of making intelligent machines, especially intelligent computer programs. It is related to the similar task of using computers to understand human intelligence, but AI does not have to confine itself to methods that are biologically observable.”

Back in 2018 the first AI created portrait was auctioned for $432,500.


This sparked the debate of wether or not AI generated products could be labeled as art.

So what exactly is defined as art? The belief is that anything generated by AI isn’t original, which I’m not sure if I can completely agree with. AI is fed several images and words before it produces something that resembles the original content, but is that not what humans do? We make art based on our life experiences and everything we see, hear, imagine all accumulates in our mind which we then use to create art. Right now the main difference may just be that AI cannot fully experience all human emotions, and therefore the works it produces have no depth to them. After all it is difficult to look at a painting done by AI and try to find deeper interpretations or emotions in it.

In my personal opinion there seems to be a sort of uncanny valley going on here. After all, I believe that as humans we create and consume art to feel connected to the world. So to know that the work you are seeing was not created by a person who feels emotions as you do makes the work seem a bit unsettling. I think one of the best things about art is that it is imperfect, and although it may be made in the likeness of something, it is not an exact replica. AI therefore is incapable if making human error, so how does this change our interpretation of AI “art”?

Art is often not a solitary thing, but rather it is collaborative and synergetic. How then does AI participate in this? Is the data it is fed a communication with the world? Is the product of AI a collaboration because the data it is fed is real? Or because no humans were directly involved does it make the work solitary?

It seems that every day we discover that AI is capable of doing something new.Like most of you I don’t have answers for the questions above, but this is definitely something we can all think about with the rise of AI inventions.