I don’t think it changes much, Ideas are going to come from the best artist who still have the most creativity, AI software is relatively open source and so many ai apps are going to pop up. i don’t see everyone using the big tech apps exclusively. Artist knows how to find the right blend of mixing art skills with ai. in my case, i wanna use it as addon to 3d illustration so i can control the design and use it as a compositor. this allows me to still have my pulse in some originality.
Also like to add, digital art in itself has never been looked at as sacred in the traditional art world. To this day people who paint and draw on paper or canvas frown upon digital artist. It’s kind of interesting to see photoshop/3d artist complain the same way.
What I think Ai threatens most is digital art production and cutting away jobs, lowering massive production cost. Things that use to take months reduced to weeks. Some people hate the idea, but let’s face it, technology is supposed to make it easier not keep it the same, and what would be wrong with small studios creating good quality indie films with this tech? you’re going to see a massive boom in small studious with large amounts of films with interesting ideas being produced in rapid rates.
I think there is still stigma around ai art for the ‘stealing others art’ and the ethics involved around it. It may just be websites protecting their artist work and not having it be absorbed by this tech. I’m fully for them exercising that right, i just don’t think ai tech needs artist work, there are plenty of ways for ai to absorb legal content and get granted access to massive library of images and allow it to prosper, once you remove the unethical part, it’s going to be beneficial.
The most benefits being animation not costing a billion. While we are still nowhere near close to it replacing high level cgi like avatar movies. The thought of billions spent each year in movies with cgi with all the problems in the world like world hunger , one can argue about the ethics of a society that values entertainment over human suffering.