When last we met I was just getting over my fear of artificial intelligence. It's with equal parts pride and revulsion I present to you - art.
I created today's puzzle with AI.
How did I do it? I went to an artificial intelligence image creator called Dall-E and gave it instructions to create:
"A digital image of a black poodle sitting in clay pot, wearing salad as a hat."
This is what I got.
I did have to Photoshop it a little afterwards to clean it up a bit. I spent a lot of time trying different commands and styles and I think it's safe to say that AI isn't going to take over the art world quite yet.
It's no Van Gogh. Although you can have it create an image in the style of Van Gogh. Or Picasso. Or Rembrandt.
Artificial Intelligence can now write, create art, answer questions, create computer coding ... It is not going away.
Good or bad, AI is where we are in our lifetime and hating or ignoring it probably won't have much effect on anything.
You know what they say. If life gives you lemons, make a digitally created poodle wearing a salad hat.karen bertelsen
The 25 Piece Puzzle
Because coach always told you to do a warm up.
The 100 Piece Puzzle
Because it's a long time until the Superbowl starts.
And in case you were wondering ...
... until spring.
Have a good weekend!
P.S. It's the Superbowl weekend so don't forget about ANTOJITOS.
OK, I'm on board with yer fancy-schmancy AI art and puzzles - 1:41 and 14:33 respectively - but when SkyNet becomes self aware, I'm hunkering down in my bunker and blasting robots. Just so's ya' know.
Ohhhh that was just a test. I don't know how many more of those I have in me. It's a TOTALLY different process. And not very satisfying. ~ karen!
I can see where it could be the difference betwen being a Master Carpenter/Cabinet maker, and running a CNC router that cut all the pieces to perfection. It can create the 'same' result, but it just isn't the same.
I belong to a photography group that uses the AI as part of their software. The images that it creates are amazing. But 1/2 the group is going crazy that it should not belong in the same class as photography or even art. It should have a class of it's own. All I know is once these software giants perfect it, I think artists really are going to have something to worry about. The images I have seen so far are just stunning. I can see the flaws in the images if I really look for them, but apparently the computer is still learning as it goes.
It is learning. And we can't stop it. I don't think I'd lump it in with a regular photography course because fake photography and real photography are two totally different mediums. But 🤷♀️ ~ karen!
Actually the art world is reeling from what is happening in AI art right now. Not the plein air oil painting folks, but that's simply because no one told them their art is already being used in the AI algorithms, because they post their pretty painterly art on their blogs or painting-a-day sites.
I'm talking the world of digital art, commercial art and photography, concept art, movies, animation, the digital world in all its forms including the metaverse, VR, AR, etc. (The bigger proportion of the art world currently, simply because the ticket to entry is not physical; if you have a computer, you can create infinite work as much as you have disk space, unlike oil paintings which take up physical space.)
There are wild and lengthy debates, there are accusations of "this is my art" "this is the AI's art" "this is all stolen art," and all the concept art websites are trying to quickly put code in place so that none of the works on their sites is scraped by the multiple flavors of AI. There are plenty of AI works that rival current commercial concept art, as well as works that are their own weird in-between, and a huge chunk of it is interesting and beautiful, and the artists who have gotten their hands on this have been making some incredible stuff. There are tell-tale signs of AI art (wrong number of fingers, incorrectly transformed body parts) but there are also incredibly beautiful and complex works that can't be had quickly in any other way.
Maybe this isn't in the mainstream vernacular yet, but my world comprises people who are for the most part computer programmers AND artists - have been in the deep end of image creation with AI since it first came out. I've been seeing midjourney images for months and months, and some of it is really mind-blowing. I can't sum everything up for you with a mere few linked images here, because I have been seeing dozens of images daily for over half a year anyway.
I have been a professional artist in film, concept art, and similar digital worlds for over 20 years, so please believe me when I say this. AI is not only here to stay, it is definitely taking over the art world, and it is completely disrupting how things are created and viewed.
Yes, you're absolutely right. It is a major disruption - especially in digital media. It's the same concern writers have. Entire posts are being written with AI. That could be a good thing. Readers are starting to return to old school bloggers that they feel like they know, can ask questions of and trust. For your industry, more than others, it's a terror. ~ karen!
Meg, I too, wonder and worry about how this will change art and how it will affect artists. Do we think about it as just a new paintbrush or tool? I like and need to see and feel the hand of the artist.
This is definitely happening. My son-in-law has been a successful commercial photographer for several years and has become increasingly convinced that AI will be the future for his business. SO... he's learning the process to be ahead of the curve. He's been able to create some beautiful portraits (that's his specialty - "guys in suits" & wealthy benefactors) that are AI enhanced and fantastically colored. He isn't trying to use the technology in his practice at this point, but doesn't want to be caught unprepared.
Thanks so much for an educated and informative answer. Highly appreciated!!!!
I love the puzzles!
1:05 and 11:20.
As terrified as I am that you are even dipping your toe into the A.I. waters (be afraid...be very afraid), this piece of "art" says everything about you in a nutshell! (or a bowl, whichever). Well done! But um...back away from the A.I., hon. There ain't nothin good coming from that stuff.