The Art in Artificial Intelligence – Michael Jong

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The world is always growing. Major developments in all sorts of fronts has already taken place, and it’s going to get even further from here. One of the things that people always keep an eye on is the growth of Artificial Intelligence. Each and every time people talk about AI, they would always link it to Industrial Revolution 4.0. It is true, though. The dynamics of the world is changing thanks to implementations of AI in various different work environments, replacing and even surpassing human workers.

People often associate AI with things like robot consciousness, The Matrix, or even evil overlord robots that one day will take over humanity. It is not the case, at least, not at this moment. Just what in the world is AI?

Artificial Intelligence is just like a human child. It learns from lots and lots of examples, particularly in one specific task, and develops its own rules or mechanism (for lack of better term) to perform the task, just like a human being would. AI is a system which emulates how the human brain works, by learning from examples, to perform the task significantly better than a human could do, and obtain similar or better results than a human would. That is the simplified concept of Machine Learning.

Now, AI has already been implemented in transportation, with self driving cars; healthcare, with diagnosis of certain types of diseases; and even security, with visual recognition, and so on. But what about the one thing that makes us human? What about the expression of how we truly feel? What about Art? Can AI be implemented in Art?

Answer: yes. AI can be implemented in art. There are various forms of art: visual, music, literatures, movement, and so on, and each of them can be recreated, or fabricated using existing examples as the data.

AI can create images based on examples from pieces by famous artists, and critics couldn’t even tell it was created by machines. Google Deep Dream can recognize image patterns and recreate images with certain styles, like the famous Deep Dream Style, which resembles psychedelic and abstract art. This is an image of Binus Alam Sutera generated in Deep Style by Deep Dream Generator.


AI can also create music. There is a website which allows us to pick the genre, style, instruments, tempo, and duration of a track and creates it using AI. For this example, using the AI, I easily created a minute long J-Pop track. Why J-pop? I like J-pop. Listen it here.

Not only that, AI can also create literature. I want to bring up two examples in this category. Using a predictive text program, Botnik created a three-page long chapter based on the Harry Potter books, and doesn’t make any sense, but it is absolutely hilarious. There’s also Keaton Patti, who forces a bot to watch 1000 hours of lawyer commercials and asked the bot to write its own lawyer commercial, and it is equally as entertaining.

As the examples show, AI has had the ability to create variations of art pieces. However, it raises a question: Can AI invent its own art form? The whole principle of art is it comes from the ‘heart’, and expresses the artist’s feelings and emotions. On the other hand, the art forms fabricated by AI is a form of recreation of existing pieces by learning the properties of what makes a certain style. Until AI can fully understand the concept of emotions, it seems highly unlikely that AI can invent a new form of art on its own.

We humans perceive a lot of things as art forms. We see a lot of weird shapes and paintings where there is but one line in the middle of canvas getting sold for millions of dollars. There are no exact boundaries of what classifies as an art form. All it takes is the emotional intelligence of a human to relate what they’re seeing or hearing to an emotion, and come up with their interpretation of the meaning of said art pieces. It takes Emotional Intelligence to be able to understand art forms.

At the end of the day, AI is getting more and more similar to human beings. Emotionally Intelligent AI can be the next step in the growth of the mankind. Who knows what kinds of things an Emotionally Intelligent AI could create?


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Nice article Michael. Keep the good work!

See you di postingan selanjutnya.





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