Did you notice A recent boom in photorealistic renaissance while scrolling through Instagram? Maybe you watch cartoons, pop art, or even fantasy shows of people you know. If the answer is yes, you can thank Amnesty International.
What used to take years of training and grueling hours of work can now be done with just a few clicks of the keyboard. Every brushstroke is visible, the glossy albumen is recognizable, the color palettes are historically accurate and the details are so subtle they almost feel tangible to the touch. It’s no wonder why creative AI has gained as much traction as it has.
Although masses have flocked to the technology, it has reignited the debate about the role of artificial intelligence in creativity. For example, within a week of his date “Magic of the GodsLensa AI has become a sensation as a contender in the world of AI applications. It has been so common that news publications have written articles praising it, and also questioning its use.
My view on AI is primarily as a consumer, creative business owner and citizen – and I imagine the implications of this technology. My goal is to get readers to think about AI more critically, without trying to influence them one way or the other. We cannot blindly assume that AI is good or bad, but the more aware we are of potential negative consequences, the more able we will be to take measures to manage them and the negative risks associated with them.
AI is based on a generative model where it uses algorithms to collect, arrange, and produce output at breakneck speeds. Keywords typed into the AI engine encode through billions of lines of information to narrow down a specific style.
With enough tinkering and keyword knowledge, users can leverage AI to go beyond well-known art genres — think of turning your best friend into a fairy riding a horse drawn in the style of Andy Warhol. Even if there are no actual works by Warhol that include a fairy riding a horse for the AI to transcribe, users can enter various information for the AI to cross-reference to achieve a believable final product.
Although pioneering in its abilities, it also raises questions about the future of creativity.
We can say that the adoption of AI can replace job opportunities for creators, but it may also mean that we must find new ways to adapt and evolve in these spaces. AI has the potential to give agency to people who don’t have the hard skills or capital to pursue their dreams a chance to do so.
This means that a child who spends hours daydreaming about being a Hollywood director can create a trailer for production houses, small business owners can easily craft plans to show potential investors, and artists can focus on designing main characters while relying on AI to create boring background components.
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From a larger social perspective, relying on algorithms to produce and sell AI images could be harmful. Again, algorithms are an aggregation of collective data. If most people describe Anglo standards of beauty and heterosexual ideologies, this is what we would see. This dependence will largely erase the voices of the disenfranchised, the colored, and the disabled, resulting in a homogeneous social discourse. In the same vein, if there is a trend in performing dangerous stunts or even extreme ideologies, there is a risk that more people will be exposed to it because algorithms show that it is a popular topic.
This second argument is very complex because AI is still in its infancy and changes every day with every new line of digital information. It may be impossible to predict what artificial intelligence will look like in the near future because its capabilities are so far-reaching yet so vague. However, censoring undesirable aspects of the human experience can be detrimental to creativity.
Without access to information, we miss opportunities to have an open dialogue and find solutions and this can lead to ideas stagnating if AI only shows us the things we want to see. Although there are fuzzy areas, history has taught us that technological innovations test how we as humans adapt and evolve.
There has always been uncertainty about new forms of expression. Plato famously declared that oral tradition supersedes written knowledge because the latter promotes forgetfulness and disrupts our ability to recall information from within. Suffice it to say, while storytelling is still very much a live medium (especially with podcasts and audiobooks), written text is the predominant mode of correspondence. After all, how would we know what Plato said if no one wrote it down?
Writing did not make the oral tradition obsolete, but rather changed the environment for how humans spread and digest information. Likewise, photography has not replaced painting, digital artists have not replaced traditional artists, and artificial intelligence has not replaced human creativity. Unlike AI, people have the ability to modify and add humanity to their work.
Despite all the huge potential of AI, it can never replace human creativity because AI is a direct reflection of us. AI cannot replicate every single lived experience that helps shape much of our creative inspiration. Artificial intelligence can work alongside human creativity, but it can never replace it.
Artificial intelligence is likely to continue to grow and play a role in how information is consumed and created. While it may never reach the point of replacing human creativity, it may be the biggest change in how we create since the widespread adoption of the PC.
So the next time you stumble upon an AI-generated image, stop and think: Will historical creators protest that creativity is dying out, or will they marvel at the leaps and bounds made by human ingenuity? Could our reliance on algorithms and artificial intelligence lead to widespread censorship? Or is this AI image a greater representation of the digital renaissance where anyone can be an artist?