Originally aired on October 23, 2023
In this episode of the Edge of AI podcast, hosts Ron Levy and Josh kriger interview AI artist Claire Silver. Claire shares her journey as an AI collaborative artist and discusses the intersection of AI, creativity, and culture. She emphasizes the importance of taste as a defining skill in the AI art world and the potential for AI to empower individuals in expressing themselves creatively. Claire also discusses the impact of AI on society, the misconceptions surrounding AI as theft, and the future possibilities of AI in fields such as virtual reality and brain-to-image technology.
The Journey of an AI Artist
- Claire discovered AI art after a chronic illness limited her previous career.
- She taught herself to paint as a means of expressing herself amidst the limitations of her illness.
- Inspired by shows like Westworld, Claire began exploring the future potential of AI in art.
AI and the Redefinition of Skill
- Claire believes that AI augments and multiplies skill, rather than replacing it.
- She advocates for a more inclusive definition of skill, one that values empathy, creative expression, and unique perspectives.
- AI can provide opportunities for individuals without traditional artistic skill to express themselves creatively.
The Significance of AI in Art
- AI increases access to artistic expression and democratizes the art world.
- Claire’s work has gained recognition and has been sold at renowned art auctions and displayed in prestigious galleries.
- She envisions a future where AI plays a central role in the art world and explores new possibilities for creativity.
Exploring Themes in AI Art
- Claire’s art explores themes such as vulnerability, trauma, social hierarchy, and the impact of AI on human experiences.
- She aims to capture the transcendental and wordless truth in her art, evoking emotions and sparking contemplation in viewers.
- The fusion of AI and art opens up new avenues for storytelling and artistic expression.
Claire’s Unique Creative Process
- Claire’s creative process is multifaceted, involving a combination of AI techniques such as text-to-image, music generation, and 3D modeling.
- She incorporates various tools and platforms like Artbreeder, Character Creator, and Runway ML to create her art.
- Claire’s process is driven by fascination and experimentation, constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible with AI.
AI and the Future Possibilities
- The future of AI art includes immersive experiences, virtual reality, and augmented reality.
- Claire anticipates the release of the Apple AR/VR headset and its potential impact on the art world.
- She also highlights the emergence of brain-to-image technology, enabling communication with other species and the visualization of dreams.
00:00 – Introduction: Who is Claire Silver?
16:16 – Into the Head of Claire Silver: From Digital Canvas to Galleries
28:55 – Claire’s Creative Process: Everything is a Rabbit Hole So Go as Deep as You Want To!
39:26 – AI Wants to Know Claire Silver: ‘Empathy is my best trait!’
44:56 – Claire’s AI Leaders & Influencers: Joel Simon, Refik Anadol, Sasha Stiles, Emmy Cusano (And who should we have next?!)
47:16 – Claire’s AI Resource List: Civit AI, Ava Music, Runway ML, Unity AI
51:32 – Claire’s AI Tips: Use Stable Diffusion on AI + 3D Art to create more than 1000+ iterations for you to choose from!
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