Xiaoying Wei

MA Visual Communication



Thinking about the role of artificial intelligence in artistic creation, can the audience distinguish which work is created by AI or created by humans? What is the tolerance of audiences and artists for AI artworks? Are human artists the manipulators of AI art? Is AI conscious creation? And the exploration of behaviorism and functionalism.

This video from text to image is generated by AI software, is Xiezuocat (a Chinese text generator) and Disco Diffusion( on Google Colab). I put a sentence into the article continuation program, let AI generate the poems that follow, and then put these poems into the Disco Diffusion program to generate images.

I have always maintained a high degree of attention when these AI creation programs came out, these programs have allowed many people without artistic backgrounds to start exploring art, and many artists have improved their work efficiency. At the same time, many artists fear that artists will one day be replaced by AI, but the expression of consciousness in the expression of art is also crucial, so we can open mind to think an experiment:

In 1980, John Searle, a philosophy professor at the University of California, Berkeley, proposed the “Chinese Room” thought experiment, which he believed to overrule the validity of the Turing test. Even if a computer passes the Turing test, it is not really intelligent.

What exactly is the “Chinese Room” thought experiment? Does it refute Turing? In the end what is the test standard of intelligence?


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