AI is detrimental to artists


According to Harvard University, artificial intelligence began to take root in the United States in the early to middle 20th century. There are several uses for AI in 2023, but recently there has been an emergence of AI generated art, which has caused a controversy for artists and critics alike. 

Digital art has been around since the 1980s, according to Tate, which has similarities to AI generated art. The major difference, especially for artists, is that when it comes to digital art, they are still the ones creating the art and putting meaning into it; with art made by AI; however, there is no person putting meaning into it, but rather a machine taking aspects of artists’ work and generating its own.

According to American Scientist, since a computer cannot put feelings into art, this new phenomenon brings into question the very nature of what art is. One of the definitions for the word ‘art’ in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary is “the conscious use of skill and creative imagination especially in the production of aesthetic objects.” Given this…

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