|Paintings created by an AI program called "CAN".|
Part of my assessment of abstract art (which the AI is best at replicating) is that it is often intelligent, compelling, visually gripping, even emotional; but it (very arguably) struggles to be truly meaningful. This is where AI cannot really shine, I would submit. AI will never feel human emotion, but it will learn how to fool us all. And when it does happen, you can bet that we human viewers will defend the result to the bitter end. Connection? Maybe so. But with what?