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Becky G
Becky G
April 15, 2024

AI generated art is a problem.


 What is AI? AI is an “Artificial Intelligence” created by digital software and technology. Different machines have different purposes. An example of a well-known AI-generated website is ChatGPT. ChatGPT is an AI chatbot created to automatically write scripts, conversations, informational insights, and papers by the usage of AI. Many AI websites and apps use “prompts” so the person utilizing the tool can get the results they want by inserting and writing certain categories of words regarding the item they want to receive. There are various AI websites, but AI begins to become a problem the more it develops into a greater aspect. Artificial intelligence begins to grow and develop more advanced and human-accurate as tools advance. AI art is created with the same system of “prompts’. You type a sentence in, then an image is generated with the words used, Images can be generated in many ways. By adding certain tags and labels, people can make images look real. Some aspects of it that can be distinguishable to assume it’s fake by looking closely at the image. Like a chatbot, generated AI is used in AI art websites. Websites that are known to create AI art are…Midjourney, DALL-E 3, and Crayon. These websites were made to automatically create images for advertising for any type of business. AI images were made to look like art for the person utilizing the websites to create original images instead of using an artist’s artwork.

       Artists are against AI-generated art! Many people who enjoy art believe that it’s offensive due to its unoriginal and uncreative aspects. Artists have a problem with AI art being labeled as “art” itself because it lacks human creativity, which leads to the earlier claims set by artists. Hayao Miyasaki, the co-founder of Ghibli Studio and director of movies like Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro, was set to have a documentary made by the Japan Broadcasting Corporation that would showcase an interview of Miyasaki. A group of people showed Miyasaki an AI-generated horror animation displaying a beheaded head wiggling and moving around. Miyasaki said,  “I would never wish to incorporate this technology into my work at all…I strongly feel that this is an insult to life itself.” Miyasaki had a negative reaction to the sight of the AI-generated animation. According to him, animation like this is uncreative. It holds a strong point when taking into mind that the usage of art made by mankind has been done for many centuries and holds more meaning compared to AI-generated art. 

         Is AI a threat to human work? There is much debate surrounding the usage of AI. AI art is used for business purposes as mentioned, but people can claim AI art as self-made for profit. An example of this can be a person claiming an AI-generated artwork was done by themselves with no help from AI to get profit. There can be many problems with this, especially for those who create art as a job. Not only can this be used to an advantage to gain money but can prevent many artists from obtaining jobs. Many artists fear the possibility of replacement since there will be no need for human-made art when everyone decides to use AI as a promotional tool with no income. Artists simply require jobs and AI art is taking over their success and future works. Many think AI is helpful to require imagery for those who want to learn to perform art off AI. Using AI as a reference can be beneficial, many say. Unfortunately, the possibility of artists losing their creativity and career is possible and may occur if AI art takes over both animation and art.

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Gyselle Nieto is a 10th-grade student who goes to Forest Grove High School. She loves drawing, listening to music, and playing video games. She also has two guinea pigs; named Rosie and Oreo. Her goal after high school is to create comics or make an animation.

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