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Human creators are in an uproar after an AI-generated photo won first place in Colorado art competition

“We Watch the Death of Craftsmanship”: Human creators in an uproar after an AI-generated photo depicting a medieval age in a futuristic world won the $300 first prize in Colorado’s art competition

  • AI-generated artworks were submitted in the digital category of an art competition at the Colorado State Fair Fine Arts contest
  • The artwork won first place, which included a $300 prize and a blue ribbon
  • Human creators are in turmoil at the victory, saying it takes away true artists who work hard to create their artworks

Artwork created by artificial intelligence (AI) was recognized with a first place blue ribbon and $300 prize after winning the Digital category at the Colorado State Fair Fine Arts Competition , but human creators are furious at the news – with a saying, the world is watching the death of art unfolds.’

The AI ​​artwork, called Théâtre D’opéra Spatial, was submitted by Jason Allen, president of a Pueblo-based games company Incarnate Games, who said he used Midjourney to create the stunning scenes that blended the Middle Ages with a futuristic seem to connect the world.

Midjourney is an AI program that creates images from text descriptions.

Allen announced his victory on Discord, an instant social messaging platform where he goes by the name Sincarnate, which then spread to Twitter, where users shared their dislike for AI-generated artworks being favored over human-made ones – one user said, ‘That’s pretty fucking shit.’

Colorado residents don’t seem to mind the criticism, with Allen noting on Discord that Twitter users are opposed to AI-generated art, but are also “the first to throw the human under the bus by discrediting the human element.”

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Pictured is the first winning photograph from an art competition in Colorado. The image was generated by an AI system

Pictured is the first winning photograph from an art competition in Colorado. The image was generated by an AI system

PCMagazine reports that a Colorado State Fair spokesman said judges were unaware that the artwork was created by an AI system.

However, the person explained that there are no rules against using AI to create artworks for the digital art category — at least for now.

Allen’s Discord post reveals that he used Midjourney to create “hundreds of images” and selected the top three, which he then had printed on canvas after upscaling the images with Gigapixel A – a system that Improved detail and resolution of digital images.

One OmniMorpho Twitter user tweeted: “We watch the death of art unfold before our eyes.

Human creators are in an uproar after hearing about the win and sharing their frustration on Twitter

Human creators are in an uproar after hearing about the win and sharing their frustration on Twitter

“If creative jobs are not safe from machines, then even highly qualified jobs run the risk of becoming obsolete. What will we have then?’

However, Allen knew the win “would be controversial,” he shared on Discord, while also noting that AI-generated art will eventually become its own category.

“What if we looked at it from the other extreme, what if an artist made an extremely difficult and intricate series of ties to create a piece, let’s say they made their art while hanging upside down and whipped while painting.” he shared on Discord.

“Should this artist’s work be valued differently than another artist who ‘usually’ created the same work? I know what it’s going to be in the end, they’re just going to create a category of artificial intelligence art that I envision for things like that.”

The creator of the AI-assisted images said he created hundreds with the system and chose his three favorites, which were then printed on canvas

The creator of the AI-assisted images said he created hundreds with the system and chose his three favorites, which were then printed on canvas

A TikTok user (in July) asked a text-to-image AI to generate images of what it thinks will be the last selfies ever taken. One of the images shows a man in riot gear watching in horror as bombs fall behind him

A TikTok user (in July) asked a text-to-image AI to generate images of what it thinks will be the last selfies ever taken. One of the images shows a man in riot gear watching in horror as bombs fall behind him

AI-generated art isn’t a new topic, but it’s growing in popularity. It allows developers to design imaginative scenes by telling the system exactly what they want.

However, the technology has evolved over the years – more than five years ago systems produced nightmare blobs and now they can create epic, detailed scenes.

In July, a TikToker asked Midjourney to create what he says will be the last selfie ever taken.

The system featured people taking photos of themselves with melting skin, blood-smeared faces, and mutated bodies as they faced a burning world.

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Andrew Kugle

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