Here is the spectacle of the day:
Rant & Ramble
I've seen a fuckton of these posts, mostly because the artists are fearing for their lives. I'm not one to take the sympathy route and cater to them. But, I have been trolled at least once over AI generated
art on deviantart. Do I think its art? About as much of an art as getting the right prompt down, and that can actually be pretty tough to do; best thing to do is talk to it as casually as possible, like you were talking to an artist about to render your idea.
Not really going to go over the idea of copyright infringement that much, because, my art is as much online as yours, and I really don't care because I have the skill in art to come up with a unique piece each and everytime, which cannot even be reverse image searched.
Meanwhile, you want your art to be perfectly rendered. And lemme tall ya, the highly rendered art that AI is putting out in terms of full bodies is pretty, but its just pretty gradients with no substance attached to it. And if you were to judge whether it was AI art or not, you would probably categorize all of it as AI generated art.
There IS a distinct style though, and it's mostly shiny.
For example, they are hiding the fact that this is explicitly AI generated art (and I haven't bothered to check on their page): https://www.deviantart.com/aifurrygirl/art/Astrid-Frostsky-Arctic-Fox-Furry-Adoptable-966987479
And I mean, you do you, right? I find myself using dA's dreamup a lot because I've been having problems with my hand for about a year now, and generating those portraits give me new ideas of how I want to draw my twin flame, The Simulator Wolf (SimulWolf)
On AI generated art, and why I embrace it
There are two emerging AI technologies that are pretty far advanced now. There are the likes of GPT, and the Stable Diffusion image generators, as well as the likes of GitHub Copilot, which is a bit of autocompletion in your code, which is advancing even further.
I don't hate any of them. Perhaps, because I was never in a position where I could potentially lose my job. I was say 10+ years ago when the hustle was strong to be a good computer scientist. At the time, I didn't have a steady hand in drawing and I got kicked out for various reasons I don't want to discuss--but this gave me an entire drive.
Once I got everything together, I studied the arts and came up with around 700 pieces by the time I was done with it. So, not only have I mastered theoretical computer science, but I have also mastered illustration and comic creation.
And now, admittedly, I have the hardware that's capable of keeping up with me and staying with my workflow.
If you are scared...
I suppose you ought to be. No double or triple majoring or anything university/college related will ever save you from the tirades of time. By the time you retrain yourself its already too late.
I will be forever grateful that I always placed myself in the right places in the right time, never taking the path of least resistance--and to say the least, I am ready to make good art and code!
In the end, you did it yourself. You never change, never improved yourself.
Let this be a parting message to all the people/furries whom have always let me down. If it wasn't about my art, it was about negligence!