Why Is AI Used in Art?

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become a useful tool for both upcoming and experienced artists because it allows them to express their thoughts and imaginations without going through the hassle of having to create the artwork from scratch themselves. For instance, AI software can allow you to turn text into art.

However, some people have raised concerns over the level of creativity of the art generating tools that use artificial intelligence, leading to questions such as, can artificial intelligence replace creativity? Another common question is: Who owns the art created by AI? We cover both those topics at the links above and in this article we’ll discuss why AI is now being used in art.

What is AI Art and How Does It Work?

AI art is exactly what it sounds like – a piece of art generated by systems that employ artificial intelligence. These systems use algorithms that have been programmed into them to create the desired artwork. 

For instance, if you want to create a painting depicting the renaissance period, you can feed your art generator with data or images from this period to study them and figure out what the final painting should look like. This method of producing AI is referred to as machine learning.

Alternatively, you can just give your AI art generator commands and wait for it to produce the final piece. This method has become quite common among people who aren't professional artists and want to create paintings for commercial or personal use. 

Thankfully, there are art generating tools, including software and web applications that can help you create fascinating paintings using text. You just need to type in the words that represent the image you want and let the system do the rest. This is the method used by engineers at AI Art House, one of the most popular marketplaces for AI-generated artwork.

What's the Role of AI in Art?

Many critics argue that artificial intelligence will destroy the art industry because it doesn't allow artists to exploit their creativity to the maximum. But those who support it claim that it allows them to create fantastic pieces of art without spending too much time on one piece. Without AI, artists can take days or even weeks to create a single piece of painting. But with AI art, you can complete several pieces in a day. This improves your productivity, especially if you want to earn decent revenue from the sales of your work.

The other importance of using AI in art is the fact that you don't have to be a professional artist to create professional paintings. Since your AI art generator uses algorithms to complete your commands, you'll enjoy a high level of accuracy in your art and create pieces that are better than the ones you create by hand. 

Even some professional artists whose careers have been facing serious creativity challenges now claim that AI has enabled them to move their careers to the next level.

Lastly, you as the artist determine the learning rules of your AI art generator. This makes the art generator dependent on you and the environment you put it in. Therefore, an AI art generator is your apparatus. 

Just as you train your hand to manipulate the painting brush to create the desired painting, you should train your AI tool to create unique artworks that reflect your personality as an artist.