AI Beats Out Human Artists at Art Competition #ArtTuesday

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This may foreshadow some interesting debate on the horizon. Is it fair for an AI image to win an art competition?

While Jason Allen didn’t craft this painting himself, he did invest time, energy and creativity to produce the image he was looking for. Seems like similar debates were had around photography as new art movements grew from that medium. From Hyperallergic:

The image-generating artificial intelligence (AI) research lab Midjourney created the work using prompts provided by Jason Allen, the owner of a fantasy game company in Colorado. For “Théâtre D’opéra Spatial,” Allen wanted the technology to portray “a Victorian-style woman in a frilly dress wearing a space helmet.” He then spent over 80 hours fine-tuning his prompts to perfect the subject matter and lighting, creating 900 images in the meantime. When he had crafted the perfect artwork, Allen ran it through a pixel-enhancing AI, printed it on canvas, and drove it to the state fair.

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