Hello, there guys I recently tried this Ai image generating program called DiscoDiffusion and I am impressed and scared at the same time. I got the image that wasn't quite there and painted over it quickly. Here's the final result. I would love to hear your views on the piece and thoughts on this new technology and the future of artists. Thanks!
First off, amazing job! Second, I'm not too scared because there is one thing an AI can't do and that putting soul and emotion into a piece. An actual living, breathing, human's work hit different than something that is generated around parameters. If anything I think AI generating work will help in getting work done faster WITH the artist painting over and manipulating what was generated.
lets hope for the best!
Hey @Atharva Lotake! I've also been playing around with AI art and I've been incredibly impressed. I've heard a lot of the same fears that you noted below, people's jobs are at risk, or who owns the images themselves? It's a really scary time, and I would be surprised if every visual artist isn't thinking the same thing. That being said, I believe that in spite of it being a very powerful tool, there will be room for artists in the future. I believe that mainly because it is fundamentally a tool. Painting directly might be easily replicable, but that doesn't mean change the fact that choosing what to paint is also an incredibly important part of the art creation process. I was talking to @Scott Flanders about this and he brought up a good point. Artists are the ones who will be able to feed in the prompts to make interesting images and do interesting things with the tool. As technology has progressed there have always been naysayers against innovation. The same thing happened when photoshop started developing as a painting tool, or when instead of making your oil paints out of burnt umber from the ground there were just people who made the paint for you. Sure there might not be concept art jobs in the future, but there will still be a need for idea generation and image making. The composition, anatomy, color and value skills your learning will still be useful in 1000 years, that's why they call them fundamentals.
If there won't be any concept art jobs in the future then why bother learning the fundamentals and dreaming of an art career? Am I wasting my time pursuing an artistic career if there won't be any art jobs in the future? Should I just give up and study to become a Doctor, Engineer, or Lawyer? These are some of the questions that haunt me @Kristian Nee.
What scares you in particular ?
Also I am confused about the rights thing. I mean who owns the image? is the AI stealing images without the artists permissions ?