Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Art Design and Digital Technology, ADDT 2023, September 15–17, 2023, Xi’an, China

Research Article

The Mutual Journey of New Technology and Aesthetics: The Rational Aesthetics of AI Painting

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.15-9-2023.2340841,
        author={Xufeng  Ma and Tong  Wang},
        title={The Mutual Journey of New Technology and Aesthetics: The Rational Aesthetics of AI Painting},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Art Design and Digital Technology, ADDT 2023, September 15--17, 2023, Xi’an, China},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ADDT},
        year={2024},
        month={1},
        keywords={ai painting; rational aesthetics; new technologies; aesthetics},
        doi={10.4108/eai.15-9-2023.2340841}
    }
    
  • Xufeng Ma
    Tong Wang
    Year: 2024
    The Mutual Journey of New Technology and Aesthetics: The Rational Aesthetics of AI Painting
    ADDT
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.15-9-2023.2340841
Xufeng Ma1,*, Tong Wang2
  • 1: Tsinghua University
  • 2: Lanzhou University
*Contact email: maxufeng666@163.com

Abstract

In April 2023, the rapid advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology is bringing about a profound transformation in the realm of art, signaling the acknowledgment and dissolution of the sub-dimensional wall between text and visual representation. This shift is leading numerous companies to reevaluate their talent requirements, pivoting from traditional painters to the burgeoning field of artificial intelligence. The duality of AI technology becomes apparent, as it not only streamlines conventional human labor, but also spawns fresh employment prospects, fostering elevated levels of productivity, efficiency, and overall economic expansion. Through the utilization of a technique termed the “diffusion model”, AI engages with human-provided information and embarks on the creative process. Within this model, the AI progressively eliminates extraneous details and colors, progressively aligning the remaining components with the coherent interpretation of the input text. Iteratively refining the composition, the AI expunges superfluous elements until it deems the residual components in perfect harmony with the provided text. Consequently, the conventional barrier between textual description and visual representation is transcended, ushering in a seamless integration of the two.