I went to an AI art conference, and here's what I learned

AI art; a man stands on a stage at an AI conference
(Image credit: Future)

AI art and the sudden rise of AI seeping into every area of our lives is, frankly, a little terrifying. At best AI will enable us to do more, speed up our creativity and usher in a new kind of artistic vision. At worst, we're all out of jobs and creativity is heading down a cul-de-sac where AI will ask other AI, "is this art?"

To try and fathom what is going on, and see if, like D&D artist Greg Rutkowski, whose very name is now a prompt, AI is to be feared, I went to London's AI Summit. I wasn't sure what to expect, after all we've been writing about weird DALL-E 2 AI art and reporting on the best AI art generators for some time, but this was glimpse into every aspect of life AI will affect.

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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.