Technology Singularity in Culture: The Urgency of the Problem in the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Tetiana Sovhyra Faculty of Arts, Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts, Ukraine
Keywords: Culture, AI Art, Global Pandemic, Artificial Intelligence, Algorithmic Analysis, Technological Singularity

Abstract

In response to the global pandemic COVID–19, the possibility of organizing the artistic process without presence of a human being at the moment of the artifact’s manufacture is now being updated. This article discusses AI possibilities and prospects for the further development of technological art. The author explores the specifics and uniqueness of works created using AI technology. By the example of the paintings “Next Rembrandt” and “Kandinsky” it is evident that the images reproduce the creative styles of artists with exceptional accuracy, but are not a copy of famous works of art masters. The author finds out the possibilities of algorithmic analysis to identify a certain ratio of iconic systems of musical and pictorial works. The revealed unpredictability for the result of the art work creation process gives rise to a theory of technological singularity in culture. Thus, the author insists on the AI’s unique ability to create cultural artifacts in a global pandemic.

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Published
2021-06-12
How to Cite
Sovhyra, Tetiana. 2021. “Technology Singularity in Culture: The Urgency of the Problem in the COVID-19 Pandemic”. Journal of Urban Culture Research 22 (June), 37-49. https://doi.org/10.14456/jucr.2021.3.