Author

Lara Bayer

Date of Award

2023

Document Type

MA Project - Open Access

Project Type

MA Project - Curatorial Proposal

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Art Business

First Advisor

Morgan Falconer

Second Advisor

Agnes Berecz

Abstract

This paper explores the artistic possibilities of artificial intelligence, as well as its ability to act as a creative being through its learned knowledge from the collective consciousness of human beings, whether this learned knowledge can be used by the AI to represent reality, and whether this can be problematic regarding learned biases from the preexisting ones of our own. Looking at the history of how far artificial intelligence has come within the creative artistic realm, examining the technical aspects of how exactly an AI is able to generate original art, and examining four artists that all collaborate with artificially intelligent computer system in very diverse and unique ways, whether through video art, physical pencil drawings, or GAN generated imagery to create original works of art, the paper
investigates whether the resulting artworks can be considered creative productions, whether AI can be taught artistic skills, whether these artistic skills can be implemented in representations of reality, and whether the AI can potentially inherit human biases in the process.

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