Artificial Intelligence in arts is when artists write algorithms to learn a specific idea by analysing thousands of images. The algorithm then continues to generate new images which are related to the ideas learned. Also, AI helps to boost creativity for designers. AI assists in building ideas that consume time and need effort from the designer. It acts as an assistant for the designer. In other words, machine learning can do things in seconds which designers would take hours/weeks to complete.
Nowadays, machines have been able to learn more and more human functions, including the ability to see, speak and write. Following are some of the predictable roles played by AI and machine learning in arts and design:
1. Machines can be used to enhance human creativity. Machines will learn to replicate the brain’s creative thought process soon. As yet, there is still much of human creativity which is difficult to replicate through machines. This means that machines need to be told what to create before they can produce the desired result. AI will be used to boost human creativity, not replicate or replace it. It will result in a process known as co-creativity.
2. AI will help in overcoming the limits of human creativity. Humans may be good at making sophisticated decisions and creating ideas, but human creativity does have its limitations. Like, when it comes to producing a vast number of possible options and correct ideas to choose from, etc. we humans become overwhelmed and less decisive when there are more options. This is a roadblock in situations where there is a need of plenty of ideas. Hence in such cases, AI can be a better replacement. Machines have no problem when there are infinite possible solutions and permutations out of which they have to select the most suitable options. They can easily select the solution that best fits the human’s creative vision. In this way, machines could help create multiple new solutions for us to build upon.
3. Generative design is another area where AI can play a major role. Much like in creating arts, the world of design will likely collaborate humans and AI. This brings us to generative design that uses intelligent software to enhance the work of human designers and engineers. Here, the human designer inputs their design goals, specifications, and other requirements. Then the software explores all possible designs that meet these criteria. The Generative design could be useful for many industries, including architecture, construction, engineering, manufacturing, and consumer product design.
This ability to navigate fast through changing information and accurate response is finding huge applications in the world of design. Many disciplines like Industrial Design, Communication Design, Fashion Design, etc are using AI and ML today. Designers these days are using AI & ML tools like rapid prototyping, digital fabrication, design and coding of inter-connected devices, game design, etc to create intuitive design solutions.