AI-Generated Art Controversy: The Future of Creativity or a Replacement for Human Talent? Adam Hencz, Artland Magazine
The recent explosion of Artificial Intelligence created a frenzied interest in its unparalleled capabilities. But the advent of image generators like DALL·E 2, Midjourney, and Lensa, has also sparked unease and controversy among creatives, from marketing professionals all the way to artists regarding the fate of human imagination and creativity.
Some embrace these new creative tools to create AI Art, but others are skeptical of the hype.
Creativity in the age of advanced AI tools
When advanced text-to-image tools can edit existing photographs seamlessly, generate images using particular styles, and even produce pieces in the style of almost any artist who has ever lived, it raises the question of whether human creativity may once become obsolete.
After AI companies introduced some of the most dominant tools of 2022, many bold predictions were made. Many critics proclaimed the demise of art, the elimination of creative jobs, and the erosion of human creativity. For the first time, these projections seemed less like abstract concepts and more like real possibilities.