White Paper–SinatraMan17

Why A.I. can never replace Artists.


Art of any form is something that is viscerally human and is created by its creator through new-thought and emotional inspiration, an artificial intelligence, by definition, can never fully replace human artists or create new art.

  1. Artificial Artist Technology’s Strengths/Weaknesses:

Are the Artists No Longer Needed in the AI Age?


Reading Notes:

  • “[art is] transformed from a personal, emotional, and gifted activity into a computable” The author’s use of “emotional” will tie in nicely with my claims about Art relating to Emotion.
  • “Only people can create images that do not yet exist. Machines have no dreams” I love the vocab, “dreams,” used here.
  • “The creative core of AI is based on ‘data’ and ‘algorithms’…” I agree, the “creation” is merely the compilation of data points.
  • “It is unlikely to deliver important cultural and social functions, such as artistic symbolism and criticism” A brilliant idea that COULD warrant a full exploration: AI can’t offer deep cultural or social symbolism through Art.

The Brilliance And Weirdness Of ChatGPT


Reading Notes:

  • “ChatGPT is, quite simply, the best artificial intelligence chatbot ever released to the general public.” Good simple definition of ChatGPT.
  • “A.I. chatbots have been terrible — impressive only if you cherry-pick the bot’s best responses and throw out the rest.” Sets up the status quo of AI generators before GPT.

Creativity In The Era Of Artificial Intelligence


Deep Learning in the Field of Art 


Reading Notes:

  • This source is insightful, defining key terms in AI Art Generator’s mechanics, but it is expressed in broken English due to its Chinese origin.
  • “Even AI veteran’s agree that DL [deep learning] doesn’t really UNDERSTAND what beauty is, or why Picasso was such a great artist.” I love the term “understand” because yes it can produce something that is beautiful, but does AI “understand” WHY? Does that lower its status as an artist?

What is Creativity?


Reading Notes

  • “Some could argue that those with greater knowledge are the most creative; however, without curiosity, there is little creation. Clearly, both are needed to generate ideas, patterns and combinations that can lead to new and innovative products and services” I resonate with the author’s idea that creation comes from knowledge AND curiosity. AI has an unfathomable knowledge, more than the smartest human, but does it have genuine curiosity about the world around it?
  • “Creation starts with discovery, becoming aware of, or stumbling across a novel thought”

AI Art & Copyrights


  1. Art as Expressionism for Human Emotions:

How Does Art Express Emotion?


  • “How works of art can be expressive of emotion and thus sad, happy, or melancholy must pose itself as a problem for anyone who believes both that works of art are not conscious entities and that only conscious entities can have feelings and emotions.” This is a complex, yet compelling statement about consciousness and how it relates to emotions in Art.
  1. Art Intentionality, and why it’s NOT entirely Meaningless:

Accidental Art: Tolstoy’s Poetics of Unintentionality


Artist Intention And The Conservation Of Contemporary Art


Bias in Perception of Art Produced by Artificial Intelligence


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3 Responses to White Paper–SinatraMan17

  1. davidbdale says:

    When you first posted it, this was a preliminary assignment. It passed then, but now it’s far behind where it should be, SinatraMan.

    Use this White Paper to take Notes and record your impressions of your sources AS YOU READ THEM, the best way to begin converting your research material into language of your own you can export to your short arguments when it’s time to draft them. You don’t appear to have updated your preliminary notes since you first posted them.

    This post will be regraded from time to time, or on your specific request.


  2. sinatraman17 says:

    Understood. I’ve categorized my sources and have begun the process of reading each in their entirety- making notes and pulling quotes as I read.


    • davidbdale says:

      I love the intentionality/accidentality angle, Sinatraman!
      Regraded to reflect recent updates. Keep up the good work, and do, please, report whether this White Paper space and practice are actually helpful or just another layer of work you could do without. Thanks!


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