Explainer: What is AI art?

What is AI art? - AI art painting of car on a dry and cracked landscape under a burning sun
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What is AI art? You can't move for stories about AI art now, whether you're looking at the design media or the popular press. This breathtaking new technology is captivating the world and sparking serious debate about the nature of art and the role of artificial intelligence in the creative process.

Here on Creative Bloq, we've been sharing the biggest stories about AI, including the complaints and the controversies. We've also brought you some of the most notable AI artworks, from the world's first AI statue to a creepy live action version of South Park. But if all this is confusing you, maybe it's time to take a step back and ask: what is AI art, actually? 

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, T3.com and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.