The metaverse: Looking at the evolution of digital content

Digital content at scale

At the moment, there are specific types of content — generally videos, images and music. With the metaverse, everything from houses to cars and clothing will be required, digitally. That content may need to be interactive, animated, or available in different styles depending on mood or time of day.

Source: nvnot

This is where AI comes in

In recent years, AI and machine learning in the art space has been making massive strides, with almost weekly developments. For a background read on the recent history of AI art, I would recommend checking Artnome’s ‘Why Love Generative Art article, but the below diagram gives a rough overview of the developments:

Diagram displaying the evolution of AI art from 2015–2022

Future role for artists? AI as a tool

Such developments have led to the artists of the world fearing obsoletion. It’s a common worry mentioned in the NFT world; however, I think this comes from a misunderstanding of its potential application. As we established above, the size of the market is going to be so big, I don’t think there will ever be a time where unique content, created by hand, will not be in demand. That being said, we really should be looking at AI as more of an assistant and how hands-on you want to be is up to you. The more hands-on you are, the closer to your vision the art is likely to be.

Source: Takyon∞ | CEO of AI Art

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