Doesn't they say the same thing about photography when it was emerging? ;)
Agreed. This is just depressing and is a detriment to society. If this keeps advancing at its current rate, good art will be so trivial to generate that it won't be special anymore. Art will slowly morph into a banal distraction, with creating an original piece being as easy as applying an Instagram filter. The role of the human artist will change from a craftsperson to someone who picks a bunch of parameters, gives it to the AI, and chooses the best output. This type of technology is a threat to the very existence of art as a craft, will completely devalue artwork, and will make the journey of training to become an artist obsolete. I hate these researchers for what they're doing to a field that I love.
I disagree. There will always be demand for real artists. Like any other digital software, this is just a tool with the possibility to help artists create compelling worlds faster and add realism that would otherwise have taken days to make using other methods. As a 3D character artist, I would love to use this to create quick backdrops to place my characters in to enhance final renders.
Bethesda kicked off its E3 party with a crazy performance by Andrew W.K. that led to the reveal of some cool stuff connected to Rage 2. “Just Cause” developer Avalanche Studios joined Bethesda on stage to show new gameplay footage, featuring one of the game’s missions.
The new video showed some crazy action in a wild post-apocalyptic wasteland. The whole thing started with a car chase, something like road battles in Mad Max, yet better. Then the hero left his vehicle to infiltrate a complex inhabited by bandits and some crazy monsters. How can you deal with enemies? Using all kinds of crazy skills, of course.
A demo build of the game is playable at E3, so don’t miss a chance to experience Rage 2 in action.
The title is set for release in spring 2019.