ChatGPT, DALL-E, Midjourney, Stable Diffusion—names that most of us hadn’t heard more than a couple of years ago now represent a slew of creative programs powered by artificial intelligence.

Large language model AI programs can write stories and articles, make illustrations and artwork, and converse with users using prompts. But what does it mean for human artists and writers? Will AI steal jobs and creative works? How should people approach the thorny ethical thicket around AI-generated art?

Mark Fagiano, an assistant professor of philosophy at Washington State University, talks with Larry Clark, editor of Washington State Magazine, about how ethics in action and pragmatism can help people examine not only AI art, but any rapidly evolving technology and issues in society.





How do you like the magazine podcast? What WSU stories do you want to hear?
Let us know.

Find more Viewscapes podcast episodes, subscribe, and listen.

Read more

WSU Honors College course tackles ethics of ChatGPT (WSU philosophy professor Samantha Noll, WSU Insider, March 31, 2023)

When will artificial intelligence really pass the test?” and “AI for wildlife conservation—from an AI”  (in current issue)

Will ChatGPT Kill the Student Essay?  (The Atlantic)

ChatGPT, Galactica, and the Progress Trap  (Wired)

Teaching Experts Are Worried About ChatGPT, but Not for the Reasons You Think  (The Chronicle of Higher Education)

Your Creativity Won’t Save Your Job From AI  (The Atlantic)

It’s Time to Pay Attention to A.I. (ChatGPT and Beyond)  (Video by ColdFusion)

ChatGPT proves AI is finally mainstream — and things are only going to get weirder  (The Verge)

AI Is Taking On Ever-Larger Puzzles  (Wired)

The ethical use of AI content – A basic guideline  ( blog)

The Expanding Dark Forest and Generative AI”  (