National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai,
Ministry of Culture, Government of India, and Avid Learning present Artificial
Intelligence and the Future of Tech-Art: What's Next?
Did you know that one of the winning entries in last year’s Colorado State Fair fine arts competition was created by the Artificial Intelligence (AI) generator named Midjourney or that LinkedIn Co-founder Reid Hoffman recently wrote a book Impromptu: Amplifying our Humanity through AI using OpenAI’s latest, most powerful large language model GPT-4?
In the past year, AI-generated art has taken the world by storm, making headlines every day. By analyzing vast amounts of data, these systems create art that is both surprising and captivating. Keeping up with the technology trends in new media and the cyberfuture, we bring to you the next frontier, showcasing the different facets of art being disrupted by Artificial intelligence whether it's stunning visuals, catchy tunes, or a full-length novel.
Join us to explore the exciting intersection of art and technology and take a glimpse at the works of artists and technologists who are pushing the boundaries of what's possible in tech-art.
Abhinav Aggarwal is one of the founders of Fluid AI (www.fluid.ai). Abhinav dropped out of the MBA program at ISB Hyderabad to found his company, Fluid AI. He is a part of the Forbes 30 under 30 Asia list and the Fortune 40 under 40 India list. He is a Chartered Accountant and a self-taught coder. He began his journey when he emerged as one of the winners at the world’s biggest 24-hour coding competition, the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon in New York in 2012. His case study about him and Fluid AI is now being taught at Harvard and ISB. He was recently featured on the cover of Forbes Magazine. He has also worked with Warren Buffett to launch the world’s first A.I. magazine cover for the Forbes 100th year anniversary. He is the person behind the world’s first international bestseller book written by an AI.Read more
Mansoor Rahimat Khan, Co-founder & CEO of Beatoven.ai is a professional sitar player with 19 years of experience in the recording and live music industry. He is the son of Ustad Chhote Rahimat Khan and comes from a family of musicians called the Dharwad Gharana of Sitar which pioneered the shape of the modern day Kharj Pancham sitar and currently has 15 world renowned active sitar players from a family that has been dedicated to music for the past 7 generations. He is an alumnus of the Georgia Tech Centre for music technology, National Institute of Technology and has led teams across several startups such as Great Learning, ToneTag, Edelweiss in tech and product roles. As an artist, Mansoor has performed more than 200 concerts across the world at prestigious festivals and has millions of streams across Spotify, SoundCloud, Youtube and other streaming platforms. Mansoor also co-founded EDMofy, which had a community of more than 100000 fans and were official partners of Sunburn & Supersonic as a media partner.Read more
Prateek Arora is a writer experimenting with AI image-making to generate new fictional worlds and alternative realities. He works in the entertainment industry and his work is heavily informed by that context. His initial engagement with image-making was as a street photographer while studying in Delhi. Prateek’s work examines the impact of popular culture on memory and identity, technological progress as an index of cultural change, and the potency of genre cinema as a conduit for otherwise repressed or censored ideas. Prateek’s work has been featured in publications such as Homegrown, Grazia, Designboom, and WePresent.Read more
Sanjana Shah comes from an Indian Art and Real Estate background. Having studied Design & Communication from ISDI Parsons she has helmed Tao Art Gallery as its Creative Director since 2018. Her role entails curating the gallery programming and digital presence, academic writing for exhibitions and catalogues and being on the lookout for new potential artists and collaborations to carry forward the legacy of Indian Art. She is involved in external projects both in India and internationally as an Art Curator and Consultant. She has been the Indian ambassador at the Arte Laguna Prize Competition in Venice and is currently a Cultural Ambassador for the Asia Society India. As an extension of her role as consultant she works with the real estate company, Group Satellite, overseeing show flat interiors and aesthetics and engaging with clients and interior designers for art sales post completion. As part of her enthusiasm for education she founded the #EducateForArt series in Tao with the vision of conserving our rich heritage of art and allowing audiences to explore the wonders of it through wholesome workshops for kids and adults promoting Art Appreciation, Art History and Art Knowledge.Read more
Pankhuri Upadhyay has over a decade of experience in corporate law, having worked at leading law firms in India. She is now the founder of Maker's Legal, a full-service law firm with a strong focus on intellectual property, media, and entertainment laws. One of the primary objectives of the firm, since its inception, has been proactive engagement with the creative community and quantitative research to help better the legal infrastructure for creators in India. This includes anticipating and preparing for legal challenges that innovations in media and technology bring about. Given the rapidly evolving nature of these systems, there is an urgent need for active discourse, problem-solving and equally innovative strategies around concepts of intellectual property along with the legal infrastructure that supports the execution of new media. Maker's Legal strives to work at this intersection of 'future' law, research, education, multimedia, and technology and the facilitation of intermediary processes.Read more
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its Impact on Art
Artificial intelligence (AI) has significantly impacted the art industry, changing many facets of artistic production, interpretation, and appreciation. In the exciting topic of artificial intelligence-generated art, algorithms are trained on enormous amounts of data to produce unique and cutting-edge pieces of art. These AI programs can produce performance art, music, poetry, paintings, and sculptures. To experiment, explore, and combine human and machine creativity, AI and artists work together to create new views and increase the potential for artistic expression.
AI-based Music Production
AI is becoming more and more popular among artists as a collaborative and innovative tool. The data that is provided to AI algorithms, which analyze chords, tracks, and other data to control different musical patterns, is what makes AI-generated music possible. As a result, AI-generated music lacks uniqueness and raises some copyright issues. OpenAI's MuseNet, iZotope's AI assistant, Brain.fm, Aiva Technologies, and Amper Music's Score tool are a few of the famous tools and AI music generators.
AI in Visual Arts
The future of art has taken a new birth with AI. It has enabled the artist to create futuristic representations of art and further explore art in the domain of science fiction. The artistic creations made by artists are pieces of innovative work inspired by individuals’ interpretation of their existence and environment. AI can now be used by artists to develop and produce unique pieces of art that represent the creator. The creators train the software to work according to their style, thus making the most of AI as a tool for creating art. Some of the AI platforms used by visual artists include MidJourney, Crayon, DALL-E 2 by OpenAI, and Dream by WOMBO.
AI Beyond Literature Writing
It is the age of high-tech writers in the world of literature. Using AI in the field of writing and publishing ensures both professional and financial success for people from the publishing world.
News agencies like Bloomberg and financial firms have been using robot journalists to write data-driven content with an AI writer that converts data into narratives, like Wordsmith, establishing the use of AI outside the literary world too. Another amazing fact to know is that one of the best 10 short films at Sci-Fi London, titled Sunspring and directed by filmmaker Oscar Sharp was written by the first screenwriting software created by scientist Ross Goodwin.
Future of AI
The future potential of AI in art may be seen as a supplement and substitute for human creativity. AI-powered tools can ensure assistance to writers and artists by being a source of inspiration, helping generate new ideas, or automating certain repetitive tasks. On the contrary, as AI algorithms will become more advanced and will be able to produce coherent and compelling narratives, images, and music, they may substitute human-created works. The ultimate future of AI-generated works will depend on how they are perceived by the audiences they cater to and whether they can evoke the same or even better emotional and intellectual experiences.