Is AI Capable of Visual Creativity?
- Designers Sarah McAlpine
My self-initiated brief asked to find out if AI is capable of visual creativity. With the accelerating developments in AI, I wanted to research whether AI has created any visual art that could be considered creative.
To do this I researched past and current visual AI projects, surveyed creatives on what creativity means, and brought these together to find out if any AI was creative.
There have been a wide variety of AI projects creating artwork through many different methods and for different reasons. Many of this artificial art was considered creative when presented to creative people, however when it was revealed to be AI made, many retracted their claim of creativity. The conclusion was that AI is very skilled at creating visual art, but many people will resist calling it creative just because it was AI that made it.