There’s a battle going on right now, between the pro-AI futurists and the anti-AI rights creators. Both sides got some excellent points that you can find online. I’m not going to comment on that.
I will say that I’ve been using the Midjourney Art AI and while it took quite some getting used to (and the results, as yet, can’t compare to a true illustrator – for one, a human illustrator can count the number of fingers on a hand,) there are some things that AI is really, really good at.
Like scraping lots of images and extracting the similarities from them. Which is exactly what we do when we’re doing cover research. Take a look at this:
It may not be the greatest covers in the world, but they’re definitely western covers. That’s the prompt I used “book cover, western”.
If I was writing western, assuming I knew nothing about the genre or the covers, I’d instantly know a few things: (more…)