Australian ‘contemporary’ portrait prize allows entries wholly generated by AI

Australian ‘contemporary’ portrait prize allows entries wholly generated by AI

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The Brisbane Portrait Prize finalists will be displayed at the Queensland state library including any generated by AI. A prestigious portrait competition has defended allowing entrants to submit artwork generated by artificial intelligence, arguing art is not stagnant and should reflect societal change. The Brisbane Portrait Prize – with a top prize worth $50,0000 – has been described as Queensland’s answer to the Archibalds with selected entries displayed at the Brisbane Powerhouse later in the year. In the terms and conditions of entry, the Brisbane Portrait Prize notes this year that it will accept entries “completed in whole or in part by generative artificial intelligence” so long as the artwork is original and “entirely completed and owned outright” by the entrant. A spokesperson for the prize told Guardian Australia […]

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