I think the most important question is whether what we are watching or listening to triggers our emotions. You can make a movie based on algorithms, and this is something Hollywood is trying. <…> I understand that AI is now used a little to help with computer graphics. <…> If something triggers your emotions, it is art. If it does not, it is just a thing, — Ilya Naishuller, Director, Producer, Writer.
Goosebumps are what makes things created by people different form AI. <…> You will truly enjoy [the product created by AI, – Ed.] and you will learn something. Yet, no goosebumps. <…> It does not mean that you [developers, – Ed.] are unbale to trigger emotions – you will definitely trigger them. <…> I do apologize but it is not just about the inner processes – it is also about the inner light. I am a mathematician and I am telling you all neurophysiologists <…> claim that some things happen outside of the human mind. Some things are propelled by the unconscious. <…> These goosebumps are something a biological entity brings into its biological world, — Olga Uskova, Founder, President, Cognitive Technologies.
Art <…> is an elitist product. When we believe that we are art connoisseurs, we just know stories about art. We buy a painting not because we know something about it or because its colours tell us something. We buy it because <…> it was made by AI, which is cool and unusual. There is something new to it for the first or second time. So, we buy it. We buy a painting’s story, not the painting itself. The painting is attached to it, — Dmitriy Ozerkov, Director of Contemporary Art Departament, State Hermitage Museum, St.Petersburg, Director of «Hermitage 20/21», Project for Contemporary Art, Director of musicAeterna, Russia.
We keep forgetting certain professions – translators <…> for, example. I believe that it is a highly creative profession. You are not always able to translate something on the spot. If you translate things word by word, which we have known how to do for a while now, it looks weird. <…> When it comes to machine-generated translation, <…> what neural networks do is art of sorts, too. We are at the stage where neural networks – translations are done by neural networks – take a phrase in the original language and generate a phrase bearing the same meaning in a different language, — Alexander Kraynov, Director of AI Technology Development, Yandex.
It would be interesting if machines were able to come up with something humans cannot. <…> When it is not humans making up everything and machines doing the rest. Machines are generating whole situations. <…> It does not exist in art yet. <…> It should be something exciting, showy and new. <…> Argument, analysis and deconstructing the technology itself – this is what makes art interesting. So, a piece of art by AI needs to show that it has unravelled and overcome itself, — Dmitriy Ozerkov, Director of Contemporary Art Departament, State Hermitage Museum, St.Petersburg, Director of «Hermitage 20/21», Project for Contemporary Art, Director of musicAeterna, Russia.