Artificial intelligence (AI) cannot approach the subtlety, soul and emotion, nor replace the artist’s touch with the material. The work of art is an expression of human expression, of his inner state, of what the author wants to say in his original way, and no tool such as AI can compensate for that.
This is the main conclusion of those present at the public forum “Pro and Cons of Artificial Intelligence in Art”, which was held at EU House Kriva Palanka on October 19, 2023.
They share the view that AI is always good, as long as it doesn’t fall into the wrong hands or someone with evil intent, making it very dangerous. They also believe that it can be useful as long as man manages it and can control it, but if it crosses the line and starts to arrange and manage the world itself, then it will be disastrous.
“If the artist uses artificial intelligence, he will not need to think, but will have to press only one button and create a picture. But that is not art, that is how the individuality, identity and recognition of the artist is lost. Maybe AI is good for scientific research, learning, production processes, but not for art,” the panelists think.
Young people also share the opinion that art is a creative process that excludes artificial intelligence. It can only be used as a tool in certain types of art that creates a certain expression, but not an individual expression permeated by the inner feelings of the author.
On the same topic, an artistic performance was organized on 20 October, which included the creation of a sculpture in a public alternative cultural space outdoors. Young people from “Gjorche Petrov” Secondary School participated in the creation of the work, under the mentorship of the academic sculptor Aneta Stojchevska.
The action is organized by the Center for Audiovisual Arts from Kriva Palanka, within the project “Alliances for Active Citizenry” implemented by the NGO Info-center with the financial support of the EU.