Is AI art really that bad? I speak to a pro who uses it

AI art; a weird unicorn cow in a cloud
(Image credit: Lorenzo Levrero / Midjourney V5)

The integration of AI art into various industries has become an intriguing topic, and a contentious one. AI art is becoming more prevalent in art and design, with AI algorithms and generative software changing the way creative studios approach projects.

For some the rise in use of the best AI generators is as much an intellectual coup as it is a revolution. Many artists, fearing their work is being stolen or their jobs lost, have asked 'what can stop generative AI art?' while others have embraced the use of AI to speed up workflows (see our pick of the best AI art tutorials).

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Ian Dean
Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creativebloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. In his early career he wrote for music and film magazines including Uncut and SFX. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on AI, digital art and video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5. He's also a keen Cricut user and laser cutter fan, and is currently crafting on Glowforge and xTools M1.