Agents Of Change: Artificial Intelligence –AI Art and How Machines Have Expanded Human Creativity


A new field of digital art is stretching the boundaries of creativity and disrupting how art is made. Artists build autonomous robots to collaborate with, feed algorithms with data, and train machines to generate novel visual works. They work with computer programs that mimic the human mind to generate a never-ending stream of unique artworks. Artificial intelligence has emerged as a desirable collaborator in artistic creation.

AI artists embrace the interplay between accident and control and use AI to find a balance between the two while developing novel concepts and visuals. We are already seeing it in pop album covers, gracing traditional art gallery walls, and expanding our notion of computer-generated art. AI systems can learn to compose original music in the style of Elvis Presley, generate paintings as if it was unique by Caravaggio, or even create motion picture and animation in collaboration with an artist. What is more, AI assistants can also help conservators recreate long-lost art historical masterpieces by analyzing artworks and learning the unique style of any artist that ever lived.

Read on to uncover more about AI art, discover milestones in its history and find out about accessible tools to create AI-generated images.

Personal Reflection:
AI art is art generated with the help of artificial intelligence. Since 2022, there has been a qualitative change in the level of AI generating paintings. Before this, AI could construct works of fiction through machine learning, but no one ever thought that AI could make a drawing of excellent quality. The level of AI painting now can undoubtedly replace some lower to middle level painters. Meanwhile, AI art raises significant copyright issues – AI art is the result of collaboration between artists and AI systems, but the degree of autonomy can vary widely, and the results depend heavily on the quality of the data from which the AI learns. To create AI-generated art, artists use AI as a creative tool and use algorithms to set specific rules by which the machine analyzes thousands of images. There are currently some who believe that AI art is a “corpse” separated from the work of thousands of artists, and that the paintings that AI learns are undoubtedly not copyrighted. Many people see fragments of the original artist’s style and paintings in the final images generated by AI. So, can such generated paintings be called art……?

Hencz, A. (2022, June 27). Ai Art and how machines have expanded human creativity. Artland Magazine. Retrieved February 6, 2023, from