ARTICLE SUMMARY: I don’t think that in the beginning that most people thought Artificial Intelligence would become such an integral part of everyday life.

As technology progresses AI is advancing to a point we thought we would never see, entering into the world of creatives.

In  Daniel Piper‘s article “AI art generator provokes horror and awe online” he takes a look at how this came about and the possible implications for the creative community.

While AI has been involved in art for a while, this is the first time AI has taken a sentence and transformed it into a full fledged piece of art, it seems the only limitation is the user’s imagination.

Through the process called “diffusion” AI starts with a pattern of random dots and gradually alters that pattern towards an image when it recognizes specific aspects of that image. Through this process, AI has “learned the relationship between images and the text used to describe them.”

Who thought this could possibly lead to “illustrators” being one of the first human jobs that artificial intelligence would completely displace.

There are concerns that tool could be put to ill-use and ways of mitigating that potential are being considered.

There is a lot to take away from this article and well worth reading.

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