on Toshareproject.it - curated by Bruce Sterling
*I don’t agree with it, but it’s good to see it.
AI art is derivative, which makes it less than original. You feed the computer a few words, select an established art style, and give it an image to build on. The emotion you feel is derivative, too, trained to appreciate or emote based on hundreds of years of artistic endeavor. If you feel serenity in the AI’s Impressionist landscape, you have Monet and Degas to thank, not the computer. The human hand still lies behind that random generator.
That may be the true horror. AI pulls from everything we’ve made, an internet full of images. Why, then, do the results so often horrify us? What does that say about us, and the vision of the world we’ve presented? …