As a part of Rajasthan DigiFest 2022, ARCH College of Design & Business organized a panel discussion on the topic – “AHA! Moments with AI” on the 19th of August at Birla Auditorium. The technology of Artificial Intelligence (AI) creates a pathway to relate the imaginary forms of Art with Artificial Intelligence.
About The Panel & The AHA Moments
Mr Krishan Jagota – Product Design Head, Sideways President, Association of Designers of India (Mumbai Chapter).
What are AHA Moments? –
“Design has the power to be magical. The true purpose of words & visuals together with great form & function is to leave the experience with AHA moments to cherish.”
Mr Krishan Jagota has been an enthusiast in designing solutions for products for the visionary AHA moments. Several enthusiasts found interest in the insights regarding design in correlation with AI.
The Potential of Design
The combination of AI significantly enhances humankind’s mental ability to form exciting pictures, attributes, and ideas in their minds and transform them straight into reality through paintings and artwork. All of this is possible via the blissful touch of Artificial Intelligence. This is the potential of magic that design holds.
Magic and Design – The Co-reliance
It was beautifully outlined by Mr Krishan Jagota how the power of virtual thinking and imagination can be magical when linked with design in prospects of life. Every magical thing is designed first to make it function in the way it does. It is true in many of the products designed by Mr Krishna and has been a source of AHA moments for the users to cherish.
Art and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Paintings are a form of art and some do it for self-expression, while some give life to their imagination, and some paint to satisfy the creative urge.
“Painting is an act of documenting humans and places, hence the makers are painters and not artists.”
Technology always compels humans. Every time an innovation is produced, people are intimidated by it, but eventually, get used to it. With the innovation of technology, cameras that document better have existed. Thus, the birth of impressionism, where the painters are now called artists originated. Mr Krishan Jagota concluded that every time a new technology is introduced, it highly challenges the status quo.
Impressionism/Cubism and Generation of Art
Working with AI will cause every subsequent technology to either subsume the old media or celebrate it like artwork. For example, when cameras were introduced, paintings became an art form; when the video camera was introduced, the photographs from cameras became an art form, and now that everyone has a phone camera the old school cameras have gone vintage.
Artificial Intelligence and Imagination
Imagination is something that’s coded in our brains. If our mind considers the word cat and forms its image as an animal, it is ruled by three forms viz, Signifier, Object, and Interpretation. You can find the details in our Youtube Video.
How can we make a machine imagine?
Initially, the machine must be pre-fed millions of images for it to imagine, just like the human mind. The AI engineers then transform the actual paintings from a host of human geniuses into digital images through image processing.
An army of data analysts then tags these digital images for their features, traits, and attributes such as the image’s emotions, and colours which is called the Metadata of that image.
Post this, AI algorithms are designed that take language prompts, and convert them into a collection of traits. Attributes having the highest likelihood of matching one’s need here and then go through million images to form a collection of those matched traits.
When any signifier gives an imagination, the AI server would recognise and give them out. For instance, AI imagination of a Kangaroo serving tea on a railway station, images of the preceding panel discussion, Jaipur in future and several other exciting AI imaginations that only a human mind can think of!
Shared Intelligence and the Future of AI
Going through many outstanding AI-created images, it was clear that the machine could create beautiful digital imaginations that mesmerized humans. Instead of calling it ‘artificial’ it must be known as ‘shared’ intelligence. It works by combining the graceful human mind’s imagination in correlation with a machine’s intelligence.
Mr Krishan Jagota concluded the session with an encouraging message: ‘ Let billions of artists inspire you now.
Ms Archana Surana – Founder and Director, ARCH College of Business and Design, concluded the session with an assurance of a bright future awaiting with the awakening of the AI-based technological era.