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AI-Generated Art and NFTs: Exploring New Frontiers of Creativity

Imagine a world in which art is no longer confined to the traditional brush and canvas but instead blossoms from algorithms and data. This is the reality with Artificial Intelligence-generated art or AI-generated art, an industry where a single piece can command a sixty-nine-million-dollar price tag, as evidenced by digital artist Beeple’s record-breaking Everydays: The First 5000 Days NFT. The stakes are high when it comes to digital art.

Not everybody has the artsy skills of Beeple, but what if we could all go further and assume the skills of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo and any other GOAT? AI is here, and it represents a revolutionary intersection in content creation, digital art included.

AI-generated art is growing at a rate to satisfy the salacious demand for this burgeoning new asset class, and anybody can get involved and possibly become the next Beeple, or even Leonardo da Vinci. Why not? AI is only going to get better!

The Intersection of AI and NFT Art Creation

 AI-generated art is artwork created with the assistance of artificial intelligence. At its core, it relies on advanced algorithms known as Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs), which are made up of two parts: the generator and the discriminator.

The generator creates new images and the discriminator evaluates them, and assesses whether they’re similar to human-made art. The generation of each digital art is an ongoing process until the generator achieves a level of quality that the discriminator cannot differentiate from authentic pieces of art.

These are then minted into NFT form which basically converts the art into a part of the blockchain. The NFT will have a unique digital certificate, which verifies scarcity and ownership, and this can then be bought and sold on NFT marketplaces.

Challenges and Opportunities in AI-Generated Art

As the AI art industry grows, it presents a spectrum of challenges and opportunities that are set to reshape the landscape of creativity. Of course, it opens up a world where everyone can become a highly skilled artist, but this might raise a few concerns about originality and the potential impact on traditional artists. Let’s take a closer look at both the challenges and opportunities AI-generated art brings to the easel.

  1. Ethical considerations around originality and copyright: AI algorithms can produce art by learning from existing works of art. This might lead to questions of originality, which in turn brings up the question of who holds the copyright of the artwork made by a computer.
  2. The potential oversaturation of the art market: It takes a painter a long time to create any piece of art, but with AI you can create any number of artworks in no time, thereby flooding the market. And even if these artworks are of high quality, too much of a good thing could diminish the perceived value of each work. This highlights the significance of how scarcity drives art valuation, questioning whether the current premium on certain artworks will continue once they’re in abundance.
  3. The risk of losing the human touch in art: There’s the fear that AI-generated art may lack the nuances of a human’s touch and the imperfections that attract us to the art.

These challenges are a concern, but technological advances have always improved humanity and there are significant opportunities that AI art brings to the table:

  1. Democratization of art creation: AI tools can lower the barrier to entry. Not everyone is born with that natural artistic creativity, and AI allows anybody to express themselves creatively in ways never possible before.
  2. Generation of new aesthetic styles: Art has always been at the forefront of every social epoch, but our human imagination is limited. AI can synthesize vast amounts of visual data, which will lead to the emergence of new styles that might not be possible by human minds alone.
  3. Opening [and creating] new markets for digital art: The NFT market cap is worth around $10 billion, with the top ten artists valued at around $2.5 billion. The interest in NFT art is growing exponentially and AI-generated art can help the market thrive.

What AI Means for the Future of NFTs

 AI is going to improve everything, and as blockchains evolve, the explosion in technological advances in both, means an exciting future for NFT artworks. Let’s take a look at the potential.

  • Enabling new forms of expression: Humans are limited, but even artists could leverage AI to realize visions, especially as AI gets smarter and can infuse human emotion into its output.
  • Personalizing art experiences: As AI gets smarter, it will deliver more bespoke art. For collectors, this could mean owning pieces that adapt over time, or even change to set the atmosphere of your environment.
  • Expanding the audience for art: For most of the world, seeing the Mona Lisa isn’t possible. Sure this scarcity makes it more appealing in a way, but art that can transcend geographical and social boundaries basically democratizes art and brings it to the world.
  • Art Advancement: AI will advance art at a rate never possible before, but its potential also extends to the entire NFT landscape. It could help make each NFT more robust, potentially cutting out fraud by ensuring the authenticity and uniqueness of every piece.

The Market Dynamics of AI-Generated Art and NFTs

The market for AI-generated NFTs is arguably the most exciting in the decentralized space. The value of NFT art often hinges on its uniqueness and the reputation of the artist, and with an AI designer this is no different.

Digital artwork that pushes the boundaries of what AI can achieve, will drive demand and value. Looking ahead, digital art is poised for evolution, and with an ever-changing society, AI can continuously deliver digital uniqueness.

As much as there’s a big demand for NFTs within the decentralized world, it’s still a relatively small market. As mainstream platforms adopt blockchains and NFTs, the legacy art world’s interest will also grow.

The future market trajectory will likely continue to be shaped by all of these factors. And with the continual advancement of AI itself, art that was never possible before will become available to anybody with an internet connection, potentially redefining the value of NFTs altogether.


 “Every artist was first an amateur,” once said Ralph Waldo Emerson, but by blending the spectrum of artistic creation with AI, anybody can quickly learn to become a digital artist. And as AI evolves, the sophistication of this burgeoning industry will no doubt intrigue and excite, just as art has always done.

Whether you’re new to digital art and AI, or a seasoned artist or collector, we encourage you to keep up to date with this ever-evolving world. The potential for a positive impact on both artists and collectors is exponential, and anybody, no matter your geographical location or which side of the industry spectrum you’re on, can obtain their own piece of artistic expression.



It’s our mission at Ilunafriq to bring the worlds of creators, art enthusiasts and investors together. Conceived and nurtured by artists, we understand the unique challenges and opportunities within the art world and NFT ecosystem. Therefore, our platform is designed to allow artistic expression to thrive, while promoting a deeper understanding and appreciation of the arts. 

In doing so, Ilunafriq simplifies the process of finding new and emerging digital art and artists, while supporting creators in monetizing their passion. Our foundation is built on the principle of artists supporting artists. Join the movement. Embark on a journey to redefine the NFT landscape, where every artist has a platform, and every collector has the potential to find their very own priceless piece.