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AI could be used as a tool to augment human creative expression

Artificial intelligence-generated artworks have been a subject of intrigue and debate in the creative world for a while now. The arrival of tools such as Dall.E 2, Stable Diffusion and Midjourney, which can generate art within seconds of a text prompt being fed in, has only made this question more pronounced: “Does AI-generated work qualify as art?” Fabin Rasheed, an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad, who has been creating complex, layered artworks using AI, tells Veenu Sandhu why he thinks this is yet another expression of ulasan film human creativity.

Rasheed’s latest work, titled “The Dreamcatcher”, was displayed at the Museum of the Future, an exhibition space in Dubai that showcases futuristic ideas, products and services, on November 18. He is also the co-creator of arguably the first AI poet-artist, named Auria Kathi, living completely in the cloud. Auria Kathi has been described as “a robot, a machine, a piece of code which creates art regularly and posts on Instagram and keeps creating engagement”.

Edited excerpts of the interview:

What inspired you to create AI-based artworks?

The fact that these works could create hitherto impossible connections in creativity is what inspired me to begin with AI-based works. The possibility of augmenting human creativity with a highly advanced technology to initiate new creative expressions has always given me a sense of wonder.

Could you tell us more about Auria Kathi, “the first artificially intelligent poet-artist” that you have created?

Auria Kathi was a social media experiment that I created with my friend Sleeba Paul in 2018 to investigate the question: “What if there is a non-human artist that exists among us in the digital world?”

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