Artist Takashi Murakami and AI

Japanese artist Takashi Murakami has always taken risks with his art. He blends traditional and contemporary styles to create wildly colorful pop art. He is often compared to Andy Warhol, the famous American pop artist.

Murakami has always embraced new technologies, like NFTs and cryptocurrency. So he isn't afraid of AI-generated art. But he does see the harmful effect it might have on artists. In his words:

AI will certainly do damage to technical trades, but I don’t think it will be able to block our ideas. The wackiest ideas, those that even AI cannot generate, will become even more valuable.

He compares it to the Apple II computer, when it came out in the 1980s. The Apple II was able to do a lot of the work that graphic designers had done by hand. But, according to Murakami, it "swept away an older generation of design professionals, but empowered those who embraced it."

To read more about AI and art, see "Is art created by A.I. really art?"

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