Robot RenAIssance: How AI generated art affects us

Sadman Ishraq Mohiuddin
6 min readJan 17, 2023

AI-generated art is like the love child of a robot and a paintbrush, it’s questionable if it can truly be considered “art” or just some fancy finger painting done by a computer. Some people argue that AI-generated art takes away the humanity and emotions from the art-making process, but let’s be real, have you ever seen a human artist stay up all night to finish a painting without getting grumpy and hangry? AI-generated art also raises questions on copyright and ownership, I mean, who do you sue if the painting you bought turns out to be just an advanced version of “paint by numbers”? In any case, the future of art is looking bright (or pixelated) and the world of art will never be the same.

Let’s look at the good, the bad & the ugly:

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Increased accessibility

AI-generated art can be created and distributed at a much faster rate than traditional art, making it more widely available to a larger audience. To all those who thought they couldn’t afford a Mona Lisa eating a taco, now they can just print one out!


The use of AI in the art industry can reduce the costs associated with creating and distributing art, making it more affordable for both artists and consumers. No more paying an arm and a leg for a painting, just the arm will do!

New creative possibilities

AI algorithms can generate new forms of art that would not be possible through traditional methods, opening up new creative avenues for artists to explore, like a painting of a banjo playing a unicorn (what?)


AI algorithms can be used to generate personalized artworks that reflect the tastes and preferences of individual consumers. Au revoir generic landscapes, now you can have a portrait of yourself riding a giant multi-colored elephant sipping taco through a pizza straw!

Increased efficiency

AI can automate repetitive and time-consuming tasks, allowing artists to focus on more creative aspects of their work… Like finally figuring out how to paint the perfect shade of “Millennial pink”.

Greater consistency

AI algorithms can generate art that is consistent in style and quality, making it easier for artists to maintain their brand and reputation. Gone are the bad art days, every day is a good art day with AI!

New revenue streams

AI-generated art can be sold as digital downloads, prints, and other forms of physical merchandise, creating new revenue streams for artists. No more waiting for a buyer to come along — just sell it to the highest bidder on E-bay!

Greater scalability

AI-generated art can be produced in large quantities, making it easier for artists to reach a global market. Now every corner of the world can have a piece of your artistic genius.

Increased collaboration

Artists can use AI algorithms to assist them in creating art, allowing for greater collaboration and experimentation. Artists can finally have a partner who understands them, one that can work all night and never complains about needing a break!

Change in perception

The rise of AI-generated art can change the way art is perceived, valued and it can also cause a shift in the art market. It’s like the art world just got an upgrade, and now we can finally say goodbye to that old and dusty art and hello to shiny, new (albeit weird) AI-generated art!

New opportunities with people with disabilities

AI-generated art can also provide new opportunities for accessibility for people with disabilities, as it can be used to create new forms of art that can be enjoyed by people with different abilities.

Social and political commentary

AI-generated art is like a political cartoonist’s dream come true! It can create cutting-edge commentary on current events and can be used to create new forms of art that can be used to comment on current events in a fraction of the time.


New challenges for copyright laws

As AI-generated art becomes more prevalent, it raises questions about ownership, authorship, and copyright laws. Who owns the art, the machine, the artist or the algorithm? It’s a legal labyrinth that even Minotaur would have trouble navigating!

Loss of authenticity

AI-generated art can be indistinguishable from art created by humans, leading to questions about authenticity and the value of art — almost like art forgery but legal and way more advanced!

Job loss

The increased use of AI in the art industry may lead to job loss for human artists and artisans. Now artists can finally say goodbye to those pesky day jobs and hello to unemployment! But at least they’ll have more time to paint — or not.

Loss of creativity

The use of AI algorithms to create art may lead to a lack of creativity and originality in the art produced. It’s like having a robot that can paint like Salvador Dali, but without any of the madness.

Ethical concerns

There are ethical concerns surrounding the use of AI in art, such as the potential for AI-generated art to be used for malicious purposes, or for AI to be used to create art without the consent of the individuals depicted in the artwork.

Lack of emotional connection

AI-generated art may lack the emotional depth and connection that art created by humans can have, making it less meaningful or impactful. It’s like having a robot that can paint like ‘La Mélancolie (1785)’ by Louis-Jean-François Lagrenée without the anguish.

Lack of understanding

The use of AI in art may lead to a lack of understanding of the creative process and the skills required to create art.

Loss of uniqueness

AI-generated art can be replicated endlessly, reducing the uniqueness and value of individual artworks.

Lack of human touch

AI-generated art can lack the human touch and imperfections that make art created by humans so special.

Potential for misuse

AI-generated art can be used for malicious purposes such as creating fake artworks, creating art without the consent of the artist, or creating art that is offensive or harmful.

Devaluation of art

The rise of AI-generated art can devalue the art created by human artists and cause a shift in the art market that can hurt their livelihood.

Loss of emotional connection

AI-generated art is like a robot making a selfie, it’s technically impressive but lacks the human touch and soul. But hey, at least it won’t have any bad hair days.


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New opportunities within education


AI-generated art can also provide new opportunities for education, as it can be used to teach new techniques and technologies to students. Imagine art class where students can learn how to paint like Monet and Van Gogh all while they’re sleeping.

but then..


AI-generated art can also provide new challenges for education, as it can be used to teach new techniques and technologies to students but it also can lead to a loss of traditional art forms.

Cultural preservation


AI-generated art can also provide new opportunities for cultural preservation, as it can be used to create new forms of art that can help preserve traditional art forms. We can finally preserve those ancient cave paintings, by just taking a picture and running it through an AI algorithm, no need for all that dangerous spelunking!

but then..


AI-generated art is like a double-edged brush, it can paint over traditional art forms or preserve them for future generations to admire. Let’s be real, it’s mostly just painting over them.

In conclusion, the rise of AI-generated art is like a robot takeover of the art world, and it’s making traditional artists shake in their paint-splattered overalls. But before we all panic and start hoarding cans of spray paint, it’s important to remember that AI-generated art is just another tool in the artistic arsenal. And who knows, it might even inspire some human artists to up their game. So let’s all raise a brush (or a computer mouse) and toast to the robot renaissance.

🥂 Cheers!



Sadman Ishraq Mohiuddin

Aerospace Engineer (Queen Mary, Uni of London) | CEO | Ex-[Army Cadet, Oil & Gas + Renewable Energy Engineer, IT Q/A Engineer, Business-Analyst, Consultant]