Artists against Artificial Intelligence tools: the war has begun

The incredible irruption of image-making tools has put a slightly more conservative sector of the art world on a war footing, which considers that artificial intelligence directly deprives them of their essence.

Currently, with the arrival of artificial intelligence to almost all areas and sectors around us, there are many people who jump against these novelties, either in the form of an algorithm or even robots, due to the loss of humanity.

Some artists are excited about the ability to create entirely new digital images using text prompts and see it as a new tool to be creative and generate more content in the future, but others consider it is the beginning of the end.

In the case we are talking about today, and as you already know, there are tools that are currently enjoying great notoriety such as DALLE 2, very questioned by “real” artists who consider these a big scam, since art loses its creative essence and this process of developing a project like a painting. Quite a disaster in the face of art conservation coming.

It is true that no human being can do what these tools do, i.e. create such a diverse and high-quality range of images in secondsbut that does not make him an artist.

Although sometimes it looks like magic, under the hood is always a computer algorithm, which rigorously follows the instructions of the authors of this, so it is quite considerable to say that we are not at the same point.

So does the “art” reside in this technology?

The ultimate art of this tool, lies with those who designed the algorithmand even in those who make use of it like the one we have already seen.

And yes, there seems to be little merit in what is generated by a machine or robots using technology current, but someone must have been behind its design and formatting. If we take that as an example, the same thing happens with photography, but there is the photographer who is the one who decides on the framing, the brightness, the focus… etc. and we consider it a craft.

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At the end of it all we are talking about production facilities for certain sectors like advertising or marketing, for example, and not the usurpation of something that we all believe we consider to be opposed.

The creator of Stable Diffusion, a popular open-source model taking the internet by storm, says he doesn’t think AI is going to stop artists from making a living. He gives a good example: “Excel didn’t put accountants out of work; I always pay my accountants”says Emad Mostaque.

According to him, this tool Technology will offer new jobs to artists: “The industry of Artificial intelligence This is a sector that will develop massively. If you want to make money with it, it will be much more fun.

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