Would you buy art created by a robot?
For the most part of human history, art has always been human-centric; it was created by humans to be consumed by humans.
From the earliest art known to man in the form of cave paintings to the latest art of the 21st century created in all sorts of mediums, art has been a reflection of its creators and offered insights into the minds of people. It has been a means of connecting with artists living among us and ones who have long passed away.
Paintings open a door into an artist’s inner world of imagination through the stokes of a brush.
Music allows artists to inspire emotions in their audiences with the swiftness of a few notes.
However, in recent years, a newly emerging class of artists is redefining the very concept of art and the process of creating it.
We have reached the age of Artificially Intelligent Artists.
AI and its applications are advancing exponentially. One of these applications is creating art in different mediums such as painting, music, and more.
In 2018, a first-of-its-kind auction took place at Christie’s auction house in New York where a digitally printed painting called “Portrait of Edmond Belamy” created by an AI was sold for $432,500.
Later in 2019, a video installation of AI-generated art titled “Memories of Passersby” was sold at Sotheby's auction house for $52,634.
Fast forward to 2021 and you will learn that an AI robot named Botto made a total of more than 1 million dollars selling 4 of its artworks as NFTs.
The number of AI artists continues to rise. While art created by artificial intelligence is mostly digital, we might see art installations developed without any human intervention sooner than we think.
Did you know that many human artists nowadays use AI to provide them with visual prompts for their projects?