Artificial intelligence is being used in the art industry more and more, but it is actually helping artists rather than taking jobs away from them.
The furthered use of artificial intelligence in many industries makes a lot of people feel uncomfortable. Not just because of the scary way we have seen it used in Hollywood movies, but because like a lot of technological advancements, it can do jobs that have previously been done by humans.
People who work in a creative sect of society likely feel relatively comfortable. While AI and robots can be used to build a car or serve a customer, they can't be used to paint a masterpiece. Or can they? Well no, not really. However, as The Verge reports, AI is being used more and more in the arts. Not to replace artists, but to actually help them and potentially open the door to them being even more creative.
Certain AI tools can now be used to edit and paint, so a big part of an artist or animator's job. It sounds scary on the surface but really, it is simply taking away time-consuming tasks from the artists. If a lot less time can be spent editing and fine-tuning their work as that task can be handed off to artificial intelligence, that leaves the artist more time to do something AI cannot do, be creative.
Adobe continues to add AI features to its software so that its users can spend more time creating and being experimental. Things that would take a person a long time to do, such as seeking out a specific frame in a video or coloring an entire line piece, can be performed by AI in a split second. João Do Lago who worked on Netflix's Castlevania explained just how painstaking coloring in every single frame of an anime can be.
"Most studios just stick to a visual style and formula that has been proven to work before. But when you can automate a big part of that process, you allow more room for different ideas and visual languages to be explored," Do Lago explained. In a world where many fear AI and the influence it may have on the world in coming years, this news highlights how it can be used to our benefit and actually allow us to be more creative.