AI and Gravity

Imagine I installed a bucket of paint on top of a ladder, with a canvas underneath. I carefully balance the bucket of paint, and measure the amount of paint in it. I connect a small string to the handle of the bucket, and once all components were ready I pull the string. The bucket falls, the paint spills and results in a beautiful composition, with compelling accents and negative spaces.

Who made that art? Was it me or gravity?

With that in mind – what is generative art, and how flawed is the statement “I made an ‘AI’ make X”?

Probably as hyperbolic as saying that I made gravity make a painting.

Published by Nitzan

I am a designer, writer and strategist with interest in machine learning, liminal thinking and complexity science. In my commercial work I help companies build innovative tools, design better qualitative processes, and lead that human machine collaboration with complexity in mind.

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