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Editor's Note

We love being part of the Computer Graphics Industry mainly because CGI has become one of the most fascinating and innovative art forms of our time. There are so many compelling aspects of CGI to focus on, but it’s the ability to create entirely new worlds and characters that could never exist in the physical world that really sets it apart. With CGI, artists can create anything from futuristic cities to mythical creatures, each with their own unique style and personality. This level of creative freedom is really unparalleled in any other art form and allows us as artists to truly let our imaginations run wild.

Another cool thing worth mentioning about CGI is the level of detail that can be achieved. The technology behind CGI allows for the creation of intricate textures and lighting effects that give each piece a sense of depth and realism that’s especially impressive when you consider the amount of time and effort that goes into creating each individual frame of a movie. Artists sometimes spend months or even years working on and perfecting a single project, creating levels of detail that is unparalleled in any other form of art.

But probably the coolest thing about CGI is the versatility it allows for it to be used in a such a wide range of contexts, from films and video games to advertising and product design. As technology continues to improve, the possibilities for CGI will allow for even greater levels of creativity and innovation. Whether it’s used to create fantastical worlds or simply to enhance the visuals of a product, CGI has become an incredibly important and influential art form that is sure to continue to mature, evolve and captivate audiences for years to come.

"AI Generated Art"

This month in TheCGInsider Newsletter- April 2023, we look at the major issues surrounding AI-generated Art and offer some solutions to questions you have about them!

Is AI Changing How Art Is Made?

Art has always been a form of self-expression and creativity that mankind has used to convey our emotions, our ideas, and the aesthetics of our daily lives. However, there are some concerning advancements in technology, especially in the area of artificial intelligence (AI), and the world of art is being transformed.  AI-generated art is a relatively new phenomenon, and its rapid evolution has brought about significant benefits and concerns. this month,  we’ll be exploring AI-generated art, its origins, its benefits, drawbacks, and some of the main ethical and legal concerns surrounding it.

The History of AI-generated Art The history of AI-generated art can be traced back to the early 1960s, when computer programs were first used to create images. However, it wasn’t until the mid-1990s when artists started to experiment with AI-generated art. Today, AI-generated art has evolved to a point where it is being used in galleries and museums worldwide.

Is AI In Art A Good Thing?

One of the significant benefits of AI-generated art is that it is allowing artists to explore new forms of creativity. AI algorithms can create art that humans might not have thought of or even imagined. Another significant thing about AI-generated art is that it’s relatively inexpensive because it can be produced quickly and efficiently. This means that artists can focus more on the final product or create more art, as well as the benefit of their work to be more easily shared with a wider audience.

Of course, there are some obvious drawbacks of AI-generated Art as well, and one of them is that since it is not made by a person with emotions, it can be seen as soulless and lacking in emotional depth. The AI algorithms used to create art don’t have the same “emotional intelligence” as humans, which often makes the artwork feel empty and lacking any real meaning. To make things even more complicated, AI-generated art is seen by many as a threat to traditional art forms, because it blurs the line between what is considered art and what isn’t.

Ethical & Legal Concerns of AI Art?

There are several ethical concerns surrounding AI-generated art, particularly around issues of authorship and ownership of the art created by an AI.  There are also concerns about the potential for AI-generated art to be used for nefarious purposes, such as propaganda or manipulation – that would never happen …right? 

The legal concerns surrounding AI-generated art center around copyright and intellectual property laws. When a computer program creates a piece of art, who owns the rights to that artwork? Is it the artist who created the algorithm or the person who activated it or the person who wrote the prompt?There are concerns about the potential for AI-generated art to infringe on existing copyright laws, especially if the algorithm is programmed to replicate existing artwork or produces works that are “too similar” to existing artwork.

Tell Me More!

AI-generated art is being used extensively for malicious purposes for things such as deep fakes which are videos or images that are manipulated by the AI to look real but create a false representation of reality. Deepfakes use a technique called “generative adversarial networks” (GANs), which is a type of machine learning algorithm.

GANs consist of two neural networks: a generator network and a discriminator network. The generator network creates fake images or videos, while the discriminator network tries to identify whether the image or video is real or fake. As the generator network creates increasingly realistic images or videos, the discriminator network becomes less able to distinguish between real and fake.

This process continues until the generator network is able to create images or videos that are indistinguishable from real ones. These AI-generated images or videos can then be used for malicious purposes, such as creating and spreading of false information, blackmailing, defamation, or other types of propaganda.

AI Is Changing The Future Of Art!

To combat the spread of deep fakes, researchers are working on developing AI algorithms to defeat the AI algorithms! Like a Gans for a GANs. These algorithms use machine learning to identify inconsistencies in the image or video, such as lighting, shadows, and movement patterns, which are difficult for human eyes to detect. This technology is still in its early stages and has yet to be widely adopted and when it does it will just ensure that we will reach “undetectability” exponentially faster!

However, as we move into the future, we need to keep an eye on this technology because AI-generated art has the potential to become even more sophisticated and influential. It is up to us to ensure that this technology is used to create positive change and that it does replace artistic desires within us. Ultimately, the future of AI-generated art is in our hands, and we must use it wisely.

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"Cliché" by ESMA

TheCGBros Presents “Cliché” by ESMA – A guy with a very common life becomes the witness of murder. To survive he will go through a lot of adventures that gather clichés from cinema.

Réalisateurs / directors: Sophia CHEFAI, Morgane CLERC, Charlène CRUSOT, Mathis RODRIGUEZ, Mehdi LINOTTE, Pierre-Alexandre SERIS Voix / voices: Kaycie Chase, Mark Kaczmarek, Jérôme Bresset Musique / music: David Escuerdo Son / sound: José Vicente, Baptiste Leblanc, Tristan Le Bozec, Yoann Poncet – STUDIO DES AVIATEURS

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"Molly and her Cat - Molly et son Chat" - ESMA

"The Secret Of Mona Lisa"

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