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Exploring the Impact of AI-Generated Art on the Creative Industry.

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The AI impact: just touching the surface...

Consider a scenario where anyone, regardless of their artistic expertise, can envision and produce artwork or prototypes with the assistance of AI.

Does this mean the need for traditional artist; illustrators, graphic artists, photographers is diminishing?

After all, imagine, anyone being able to generate unique images and digital assets simply by submitting text or audio prompts to an AI assistant.

Now, let’s shift our focus away from imagination and delve into how Artificial Intelligence is currently impacting the creative industry. Some anticipate that AI will serve as a valuable tool for artists and creators, facilitating idea generation and the creation of artworks with greater speed and efficiency.

However, there are also concerns that AI might replace human artists and creators, potentially leading to job losses and a reduction in the value of human creativity.

While there are some imperfections in certain AI-generated renditions, Lexica is showing some promising results. What are your thoughts?



How will AI Generated Art Affect Creative Industries?

Graphic Design & AI

AI is already playing a role in automating specific graphic design tasks like image resizing and color correction. The integration of AI technology within the creative workflow is likely to continue to grow over time.

And fortunately, human graphic designers, especially with their blend of skills, creativity, and “human-ness” are very unlikely to be replaced by AI.

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Illustration and conceptualizing

In the field of illustration, AI algorithms can already produce basic drawings. Nevertheless, it’s improbable that AI will replicate the unique vision and creativity of human artists anytime soon.

Human Touch

However, irrespective of the “human-ness” that a person can add to any creative project, it cannot be ignored that the rise of AI and machine learning technologies in the creative industries, such as illustration and art, has raised concerns about their potential impact on employment in these fields.

Now, whilst there are several potential risks associated with the increased use of AI in these industries, there is also the possibility that artist will embrace the technology and leverage their existing skills.

Artist concerns with artificial intelligence

Here are some concerns artists may have following the introduction of artificial intelligence and art.

  1. Job Losses: One of the main concerns is that AI-powered tools and systems may replace human artists and illustrators, leading to job losses. This is particularly true for routine and repetitive tasks, which can be automated.

  2. Reduced demand for human skills: As AI-powered tools and systems become more advanced, they may be able to perform tasks that were once considered unique to humans. This could lead to a reduced demand for human artists and illustrators.

  3. Wages and Income Decreases: Competition from AI-powered systems may put pressure on the wages and income of human artists and illustrators, as companies seek to reduce costs by using automation.

  4. Displacement of Freelancers: Freelance artists and illustrators may be particularly vulnerable to the impact of AI, as they often work in project-based roles that are easier to automate.

Whilst AI has the potential to displace some jobs in the creative industries, it’s important to note however, that it also has the potential to create new job opportunities. As well as this, ( the “human-ness”) the emotional and creative aspects of art  and illustration are still difficult to replicate with AI.

Photography and AI

Similarly, in the field of photography, AI is already being used to enhance photos. For example, our so far favorite, AI Image Editing software Luminar Neo helps by removing distracting elements, dust and other unwanted specs, improving lighting and color, replacing or removing image backgrounds or power lines.

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However, the creative vision of human photographers is still in high demand, and it’s unlikely that AI will be able to replace human photographers in the near future.


AI Prompts as Digital Assets

A single word within a prompt, can change the direction of your AI rendering. An AI prompt is a set of instructions or a question given to an artificial intelligence system, asking it to perform a specific task or generate a certain type of output.

The prompt can be in the form of text, speech, or images, and it serves as a way to communicate with the AI and guide its actions.

For example, an AI prompt could ask the AI to generate a sentence or a piece of music, or to classify an image as a specific type of object.

The AI uses the prompt to determine what action to take and what type of output to produce.

Here we started with the following worded prompt:

Prompt for Lexica: Cityscape photography against night sky with a superhero character in a dynamic pose

Using the above prompt resulted in a cross between superheroes; Superman and Batman. However, with a little tweaking, namely adding negative prompts; superman and batman in the Negative prompt field of the Lexica search form.

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Can AI Prompts be Considered as Digital Assets?

The value of AI prompts can come from their ability to provide users with a more predictable experience. As AI technology advances, the use of AI prompts is likely to become more widespread, increasing their value as a digital asset.

However, there are a few things to bear in mind when using AI prompts. As with any other digital asset, the ownership and use of AI prompts may be subject to copyright and intellectual property laws.


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Where to find a collection of AI prompts?

Beside the fine examples you will find at Lexica Aperture v2, head over to Exploring AI for our growing list of useful AI related platforms, tools and tips, plus we have a list of place you can access specific prompts.


AI Music for Creators: What to consider when using AI music solutions


Yes, believe it or not there is also the growing use of artificial intelligence with audio. However as expected, AI generated music does raise various legal implications, including issues related to copyright, trademark, and moral rights.

Here are a few key considerations:

  1. Copyright: AI generated music may infringe copyright laws if the original music used to train the AI model was not authorized for use. To avoid this, the owner of the AI model must obtain a license or permission to use the original musical works. Additionally, AI generated music itself may also be subject to copyright protection as a new and original work, in which case the owner of the AI model would own the rights to that work.
  2. Trademark: If AI generated music is used in connection with commercial products or services, it may raise trademark issues if it creates a likelihood of confusion with existing trademarks.
  3. Moral rights: In some jurisdictions, the creators of musical works have moral rights, such as the right to be recognized as the author of the work, the right to prevent the work from being distorted or mutilated, and the right to control the first public performance of the work. AI generated music may raise moral rights issues if it negatively impacts the reputation of the original authors.

These are just a few of the legal implications of using AI generated music, and it’s important to seek legal advice to ensure compliance with the relevant laws and regulations.