The magazine MAQ September 2018 MAQ Magazine November 2018 - Page 182

Endlessly productive

Hideki Nakazawa thinks human artists will only be replaced if humans stop thinking for themselves.

AI opens up an increasingly sophisticated space between tools and being human. Just as smartphones and filters allowed greater access to technically proficient photographs – without teaching technical proficiency – the same could be true for AI's role in art more widely. One intriguing possibility is of painters training an AI to mimic their style, leading to digital studios of endlessly productive "students". And if Nakazawa is right, and AI does clear the final hurdle of creation to become self-aware and creative, then the plight of artists might be the last thing on

anybody's mind.

Software "Digital Clay [Nendo]" : Software-Designed and Directed by Hideki Nakazawa in 1996. (C) Ask Co., Ltd.

Patent "Device for Processing a 3-D Image" :

Invented by Hideki Nakazawa in 1996.

U. S. Patent No. 6,144,384. Japanese Patent No. 2,968,209.

Patent "Solid Object Generation" : Invented by Hideki Nakazawa in 1996. U. S. Patent No. 5,807,448. Japanese Patent No. 3,150,066.