The Easel

Archives: Ian Bogost

12th March 2019

The AI – Art gold rush is here

An interesting and at times hyperventilating piece.  Are AI images art? Probably yes. It’s a big step, though, to fretting that AI might “dominate” aesthetic trends. AI uses existing works to create a software ‘recipe’ for a given genre, such as portraiture. Novel (and lucrative) this art may be, but it isn’t inspired by new ideas. No-one is talking about a “shock of the new”.