AI is replacing artists, and here's the proof

AI is replacing artists; Dofresh render
(Image credit: Dofresh)

Fears that AI will replace digital artists are now a frightening reality, as leading concept artist Dofresh discovered by accident. It's the threat to jobs that many artists have been warning off, and there's now proof that some studios are prepared to use AI tools to replace experienced artists.

Dofresh, an experienced freelance concept artist and illustrator, received a call from an advertising company who needed his services. They hadn’t worked together in a while but the conversation continued. It was all going well until the company representative said they had only reached out because their "in-house AI technician was too busy". They were therefore 'forced' to "find an artist". (It's something we cover in our feature 'The future of AI art'.)

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Paul Hatton

Paul is a digital expert. In the 20 years since he graduated with a first-class honours degree in Computer Science, Paul has been actively involved in a variety of different tech and creative industries that make him the go-to guy for reviews, opinion pieces, and featured articles. With a particular love of all things visual, including photography, videography, and 3D visualisation Paul is never far from a camera or other piece of tech that gets his creative juices going. You'll also find his writing in other places, including Creative Bloq, Digital Camera World, and 3D World Magazine. 

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