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The Artistic Value of AI Pictures

  • The Journal of Aesthetics and Science of Art
  • Abbr : JASA
  • 2021, 63(), pp.168-197
  • DOI : 10.17527/JASA.63.0.07
  • Publisher : 한국미학예술학회
  • Research Area : Arts and Kinesiology > Other Arts and Kinesiology
  • Received : April 15, 2021
  • Accepted : May 8, 2021
  • Published : June 30, 2021

Jun-Hee Kim 1

1서울대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

The development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology has made ‘peoples’ lives easier. It seems that this development goes beyond the ancilla of human beings. AI has challenged art creativity, which has been considered an intrinsic ability of human beings. Based on the situation where AI artworks have been exhibited and sold, this paper discusses that how people can accept and experience AI artworks. Could work made by AI provide an aesthetic experience? If so, what kind of aesthetic experience could it be? For the purpose, this paper looks at recent technologies of AI creating artwork and the results. It is followed by the concept of aesthetic experience, which is considered to be found in human artworks. If we could find aesthetic experience in works made by AI, we would have to admit that AI artworks provide the same aesthetic experience as those made by people. Therefore, we look into what aesthetic experience is to figure out whether it is possible to accept AI works as art and to learn how to even appreciate them. As a result, we would find out whether the artworks of AI could provide a different and novel aesthetic experience that cannot be found in human art.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.