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Artistic images generated from artificial intelligence (AI) are prominently featured at an art showcase gallery show in CSPS Hall in Cedar Rapids. The gallery was created by Chris Sherman, a photographer and digital artist from Marion, who partnered with CSPS Hall to display 190 works starting Nov. 14 and ending Dec. 18. Free and open to the public, his pieces include drone and traditional camera photography, as well as the gallery of AI-assisted art. The images are just one example of a sudden advancement in AI technology — seen elsewhere through chatbots — that is captivating the internet's attention in recent weeks. For Mr. Sherman, AI imagery tools allow him to create complex works of art within seconds and edit images into different styles on a whim. The only limitations? A person’s imagination and their ability to convey that to the machine. "It's really kind of mind blowing," said Mr. Sherman, describing the evolutionary process that takes place. "The idea that you can start with a prompt [or text description] and then add modifiers and variations to that to achieve your output." While the application of AI technology is revolutionary in scope and could stretch into countless fields, some creators believe the advancements harm artists more than help by devaluing works of art. Others argue AI is not creating art but rather curating it from other works found online. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT4PGksN6aA