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Artists on the Lensa AI app and the future of art

Shamseer Sureach Kumar

A new app that creates digital portraits is generating buzz among artists. Lensa AI produces artistic profile pictures using images uploaded by account holders. The artificial intelligence has raised concerns about privacy and ethics. The process has also led to questions about how technology and art intersect, and what that means for artists and the future of art.

This hour, we're joined by artists who share their take. Our guests:

Here's a Lensa AI-created image of our colleague, Miles Young:

Lensa AI-generated image of Miles Young
Lensa AI
Miles Young

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.