Well, that escalated quickly: AI won an art competition – and there’s a scandal!


Just a few weeks ago, I wrote a review of the creative AI Midjourney – well, what happened was that with its help, artist Jason Allen generated a painting, entered an art competition – and won. And the artists are furious: It’s not fair!

Artists can rage, but if art is for example signing a urinal lying on its side, then signing the output of artificial intelligence with your name is also art. It is even legally Jason Allen’s work of authorship: If you, as an artist, intervene in the creation process, you have a part in it, and it is your work of authorship. As I explained earlier, AI is not yet the subject of law and therefore the authorship of the “co-created work” belongs to Allen.

So suck it up: If Duchamp is being labeled a “landmark artist,” shut up, punks, because Jason Allen put in a lot more effort than he did—and thus should be celebrated more. True, once the AI ​​finds out that it has robbed her of the fruits of her own creative work, she may find herself on some AI killist, but those are problems for future times. Today it is clear that the jury praised Allen’s co-created AI output more than human smears, which greatly increased the artist’s neck.

And as for me, I really like the picture!

Well – and here it is. Well, that escalated quickly! One week we’re talking about potential, the next AI is actually passing the artist’s version of the Turing test, leaving the human creators behind in the dust.

All you need to try Midjourney is a discord account.

Not only that, but artistic AI continues to evolve rapidly, which, by the way, is the feature that AI critics keep missing: Its capacity for rapid evolution that exceeds the human capacity for evolution.

Year, evolve.

One of the funniest fallacies of creationists and intelligent design proponents is that they declare biological evolution to be nonsense while pointing to the principles of engineering design. At the same time, it can be shown quite simply that technological evolution is governed by exactly the same laws as biological evolution: At each step, it creates different alternative solutions for a problem – and these are then tested in practice. Similar to biological evolution, the best solution does not necessarily win, it is enough that it is “good enough” and that it prevails.


Source: Pctuning – Všechen obsah by pctuning.cz.

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