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Is AI Art Real Art?

Millions of images generated with code have fueled the engine of a new economy. But modern art has been associated with a lot of shenanigans over the years — is AI art the dawn of a new era, or the art world’s latest prank?

AI generated image that looks somewhat like flowers painted
I uploaded an image of my eye to WOMBO’s Dream app, choose a style transfer option, downloaded this image into Procreate, and ‘drew’ on it ‘by hand’ with my Apple Pencil, but is it art?




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Amelia Winger-Bearskin

Amelia Winger-Bearskin

U.S. Dept. of Art and Culture: Honor Native Land | Banks Chair and Associate Professor of AI and the Arts, Digital Worlds Institute, University of Florida

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