I don’t pretend that this little bit of art, entitled “Anger,” is a masterpiece. But its creation is an interesting story.
In about thirty seconds the other day, I sketched an entirely unremarkable scribble of a face, quite incompetently. I then snapped a photo of my terrible sketch and uploaded it onto FaceApp, the artificial intelligence app that your kids probably play with.
FaceApp created a 100% photorealistic young woman’s face from my idiotic scrawl.
I tinkered with the expression (I made her angry), and I then fed the FaceApp photo into BeFunky, an artificial intelligence art creator, which converted the “photo” into an illustration.
The art that illustrates this little musing was thus created almost entirely by artificial intelligence, very little by me, and my participation was really not technically necessary. It is no masterpiece, as I have said, but it expresses something like real emotion and personality. It was not created by a sentient creature, but it is not cold and mechanical.
Our robot friends are quite capable of creating this kind of thing with no assistance from us humans at all.
More on this to come, soon.