Unlimited supply of art thanks to artificial intelligence is not art, says the artist

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With what task would Albert Jan have sent his own brain out into the meadow in an AI-like way? Give me a little Magritte, a pinch of Van Gogh and Rembrandt, a good dollop of Dali and Picasso and flood it with the feeling that what you see is not what you see. It must have been something like that, but we will never know, because an artist never fully reveals his thoughts. After all, it is up to the audience to make their own interpretation.

Albert Jan based his choice this week on an article by colleague Youri van Heumen, which I can recommend to everyone. Youri spoke to a number of experts in AI art and text-to-image techniques and came to the (logical) conclusion that we are only at the beginning of a development that will turn the entire art world upside down. Both negative and positive, by the way, because thanks to, for example, AI, it will also be easier to distinguish fake from real. Well, read his report for yourself:

‘Real’ artists are inscrutable as I said above. But whether it is much different with AI art is still the question. After all, the algorithms that form the basis of any product created by artificial intelligence are at least as opaque as a painter’s brain. It is precisely for this reason that the European Commission came up with the idea of ​​recruiting 30 IT experts with social awareness. They will work for the new European Center for Algorithmic Transparency (ECAT), which wants to provide knowledge to reprimand Internet companies that cross the line. Good work, especially when you know that their workplace is not Brussels, but Seville. You can still apply:

It was more beautiful last week. As always: If you don’t need our selection, click here for the complete overview of last week. Here is our selection:

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