Tuesday, September 27

The AI ​​artist who won the competition says the art world is ‘in denial’ about the technology

Jason Allen recently lit a fire under the art world. The Colorado-based artist has used artificial intelligence software to create art, submitted it to the State Fair fine art competition, and won first prize. The event attracted widespread attention, with Allen’s work being covered in outlets like The New York Times and The Washington Post, and sparking a debate on social media that, needless to say, went from the sophisticated to the unbalanced. .

“Yeah, it’s been a crazy week with everything going on,” says Allen, the man in the middle of this intersection of culture and technology. “There was a lot of love from the community but also a lot of hate, I got hate mail.”