Text-to-image generators, or art made by artificial intelligence (AI), have been around for years. But in the last year, this technology has leaped forward in its evolution, with AI art creations looking more human-made than ever before.

By entering a text prompt, users can make entirely new artwork — sometimes, in a matter of seconds — with generators like Midjourney, DALL-E 2, Stable Diffusion, and others.

While the technology presents new opportunities for creativity, some artists are skeptical of the tool, feeling they could lose their livelihoods to AI.

Rukhsar Ali looks at how AI art is redefining the boundaries of creativity.


Produced by Rukhsar Ali and Jaimie Nackan

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