How AI art benefits from a human touch

Instead of AI threatening creativity and originality, artists have the power to examine its implicit biases and steer its direction.

Our reception of AI (artificial intelligence) art right now is, at best, complicated.

When deciding to pursue a career in the arts, one may think it to be one of the few areas of expertise that can’t be replaced by machinery. That belief is currently being challenged by the growing amount of work that is ‘generated’ rather than ‘created’, however artists’ interventions in this process are already showing the importance of human contact, where the AI itself becomes the subject of examination and experimentation.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Most recently she took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne. Instagram: @lleizy_