The Subjective Value of Artistic Creation in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
- AI; artistic creation subjectivity; technical ethics
While the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) provides a new creative medium for art, its rapid development and powerful creative function has also triggered the fear and thinking of skeptics in the art world, or it is horrified that the final aura of humanity and the artistic creation of the subject will be destroyed or alienated by fragmented and noisy technology — will the artistic creativity of human beings be subverted in the uniqueness of this world? With this question, reviewing the history of art development, from the analysis of the logic of history and the motivation of development, it can be firstly seen that the establishment and transformation of a new art paradigm is largely the social transformation and production caused by the advancement of technology and media. Under the cooperation mechanism of large industrial division of labor in the 20th century, the artistic value was redefined, and the expression of ideas became the core of modern art, post-modern art and the core of historical art narrative. Since then, art has ceased to be merely a visual issue, but a product that is closely related to the overall environment of society and is influenced by society. Even if AI can create art as good as the original, from the perspective of the history of art development, there is no logical law to follow the development of human art. Its developmental characteristics are completely broken with the existing art rules. Therefore, it is difficult for AI to replace the value of human creation art today and the foreseeable future, both in terms of practical technical and philosophical concepts. However, with the development and change of society as a whole, if the development of technology in the future transcends the control of human beings, if the humanistic value system on which human art is currently living is dying because of the development of technology, the underlying structure of human society will be qualitative. The changes will also lead to the complete reshaping of the definition of art. Today, when art is at the beginning of the confrontation between its own humanistic tradition and AI development, the thinking of art must pay more attention to human reality from a more macro level. Maintaining the subjectivity of human art should become the core concept of contemporary art creation.
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TY - CONF AU - Limin Wang PY - 2019/08 DA - 2019/08 TI - The Subjective Value of Artistic Creation in the Age of Artificial Intelligence BT - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Arts, Design and Contemporary Education (ICADCE 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 60 EP - 64 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://www.atlantis-press.com/article/125916053 ID - Wang2019/08 ER -