Using AI to Design Art
By Laura Lee - May 29, 2023

You can’t avoid seeing AI-generated art and design. But for the majority of us, the idea still baffles us. Even those of us who are familiar with the idea and have delved into the depths of several AI-art producing programmes, creating to our hearts’ delight, are perplexed.

It is difficult to put into words what exactly we are feeling as developers and users of this new technology since it is inexplicable. We are certain of one thing: it will not disappear any time soon.

Welcome to the realm of artificial intelligence (AI)-generated art, if while scrolling you came across something that was mysterious, alien, and you occurred to be perplexed by the utter sophisticated beauty wrapped with something with a sense of dread. Social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok are where most people have first encountered AI-generated art, and they have responded with both outspoken delight and outright contempt.

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AI-created art is not a mystery. Once you’ve grasped the idea, allow us to explain. AI-generated art is produced by programmes that use machine learning, such as Midjourney, Nightcafe, OpenAI’s DALL-E, and Stable Diffusion.

Machine learning (ML) is a subset of artificial intelligence (AI) that uses computer systems to learn and adapt by analyzing data patterns and making predictions using algorithms and statistical models. The phrase “machine learning” was first used in 1959 by IBM employee Arthur Samuel, a pioneer in the fields of artificial intelligence and video games. People frequently think of machine learning as being new, although it has been a part of our culture for more than 60 years.

The term GAN, which stands for “generative adversarial network” and was developed in 2014 by computer scientist, engineer, and CEO Ian Goodfellow, was utilized by Obvious to produce their artwork.

Machine learning and sophisticated algorithms are used to create AI-generated art, more precisely a string of words entered as a prompt into the AI-art producing programme. The creator enters the prompt, presses “enter,” and the series of words is sent into the programme to be created out of nothing.