Artificial intelligence has been around for years, but AI-generated artwork has really taken off in 2022. With its growing presence and its rise in implementation, AI has proven to be a powerful yet controversial tool in the art world. Its use leads many to ask several questions: Is it art? Is it cheating? And who does the credit go to?
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AI technology has proven to be a useful tool for some artists; from creating portraits of historical figures like Cleopatra to generating images that capture what deceased pop icons would look like if they were still alive today. For the creators behind the YouTube channel Mystery Scoop, AI is used to render lifelike movement, enhancing their incredibly restored portraits.
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Artificial intelligence (AI) is now sophisticated enough that it can make fake people appear to look real. Demonstrating this power is YouTuber Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect who has used AI photo editing to create a girlfriend who isn’t real. In a YouTube video, he shares a picture of himself taking a selfie with a smiling woman standing next to him and her hand on his shoulder.
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