Is Asking AI to Create Art Possible?

For years, we have been asking artificial intelligence (AI) to do everything from creating schedules to driving cars. Why not ask AI to create art?

In a sense, AI text-to-image generators like DALL-E 2 produce a form of art. But is it really fair to say that these tools are creating art in the same way humans do?

Throughout history, renowned pieces of art were created by humans. The question is, could AI create art that is just as good or even better? Join us as we explore the possibility of using AI to create art.

What Is AI and What Are Its Capabilities 

AI is a branch of computer science that deals with the creation of intelligent machines that can work and react like humans. There are different types of AI, but the most common are machine learning and deep learning.

Machine learning is a method of teaching computers to learn from data without being explicitly programmed. Deep learning is a subset of machine learning that uses algorithms to model high-level abstractions of data. Deep learning is what allows computers to understand images and recognize objects.

When it comes to art, AI is still in its infancy but it is rapidly developing. There have been some impressive examples of what AI can do. For instance, an AI system called AICAN was recently taught to generate its own works of art. The AI was fed a dataset of thousands of paintings spanning 500 years of Western art. It then used a machine learning algorithm to generate new images based on the styles of the paintings in the dataset. 

More recently, a wide range of mobile and web generative art apps allow anyone to create art with AI. These tools make use of deep learning algorithms to generate new images based on the content of a given image. In some cases, such as with the Nightcafe app, the user can create entirely new and unique digital paintings with AI.

Are There Any Limitations to Using AI to Create Art?

Yes. There are limitations to what AI can do when it comes to art. For one, AI is not yet capable of understanding the concept of beauty. It can create images that are visually appealing, but they lack the emotional aspect that makes art truly beautiful. 

Additionally, AI is not capable of creating art that is meaningful or has a purpose. All it can do currently is create images that are based on the data it was fed. That being said, AI can still create some stunning and impressive pieces of art.

How Do You Ask AI to Create Art?

The simplest way to ask AI to create art is to use the Nightcafe app. All you need to create art with Nightcafe is a text prompt. 

Examples of a text prompt could be “a sunset over a beach” or “a person walking in the rain.” Once you have provided the app with a text prompt, it will use a deep learning algorithm to generate a unique digital painting based on the prompt.

Are There Any Ethical Concerns With Using AI to Create Art?

There are some ethical concerns that come with using AI to create art. One of the main issues is that AI could eventually replace human artists. After all, if AI can create art that is just as good or even better than what humans can create, then why would anyone want to buy art from a human artist? This could lead to a lot of people losing their jobs.

Another concern is that AI could be used to create fake news. For example, imagine an AI system that is fed a dataset of images and videos of political speeches. It could then use a machine learning algorithm to generate new images and videos of the same speeches that look and sound realistic but are actually fake. This could easily be used to create fake news stories that could have a serious and possibly dangerous impact on world events.

Despite these concerns, there is currently no harm in using AI to create art. As long as you are aware of the limitations of AI and you understand that the art it creates is not always going to be perfect, there is nothing wrong with using it to create something unique. In fact, it can be a lot of fun. So go ahead and try it out for yourself.

If you’re interested in more AI art-related information, check out our piece on neural net generated images.