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The Art of Parallel Processors | Aarish Sardar Contributed for The News on Sunday

Mr. Aarish Ali Sardar, Designer and Associate Professor and Head Department of Visual Communication Design at Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts & Design contributed an article for a recent edition of The News on Sunday dated October 9.

Link: https://www.thenews.com.pk/tns/detail/997935-the-art-of-parallel-processors

"When it comes to the potential of artificial intelligence in creative processes, sky is the limit. Scientists and experimental artists have increasingly used the approach of training GANs (generative adversarial networks) on a wide range of images, from cat and puppy shots to paintings by historical masters. San Francisco-based Uber software engineer Phillip Wang recently introduced the website thispersondoesnotexist.com, based on the StyleGAN.

The only thing on the website is an AI-generated face. The AI builds a brand-new look from the start with each page refresh. It is noteworthy that taking pictures of imaginary individuals was a byproduct of the original objective: to teach artificial intelligence (AI) to surveillance devices to identify real and false faces. With a recent make-do in the digital art world and the synchronous cascades of NFTs, Crypto Art, a relatively new form of AI-generated art, has become immensely popular. This takes a person’s typed prompts and converts them into an image, using Mid Journey accessed through a Discord server, Google’s DeepDream, OpenAI’s DALL-E 2, Night Café, Hotpot, WOMBO Dream or any of a bunch of apps and open-source, client-side servers. They all can mimic many contemporary art styles, provided the images from a particular artist or art movement are available on the internet with some or complete metadata."

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