Friday, September 2, 2022

AI Wins Digital Art Prize

NY Times:

This year, the Colorado State Fair’s annual art competition gave out prizes in all the usual categories: painting, quilting, sculpture.

But one entrant, Jason M. Allen of Pueblo West, Colo., didn’t make his entry with a brush or a lump of clay. He created it with Midjourney, an artificial intelligence program that turns lines of text into hyper-realistic graphics.

Mr. Allen’s work, “Théåtre D’opéra Spatial,” took home the blue ribbon in the fair’s contest for emerging digital artists — making it one of the first A.I.-generated pieces to win such an prize, and setting off a fierce backlash from artists who accused him of, essentially, cheating.
The prizewinning work is at top and above. Not bad.


szopeno said...

My daughter is not amused.

Anonymous said...

Eh, looks like a standard sci-fi book cover.

Shouldn't Midjourney get the prize instead Jason M. Allen? It created the work. He just submitted it.