Art as we know it could disappear forever — that’s according to Grimes anyway. The future-pop artist appeared on the “Mindscape” podcast with theoretical physicist Sean Caroll recently and spoke briefly about what she believes is next for the form of creative expression: a future without humans. Can you imagine telling a future version of Alexa or Siri to paint you an original idea that you describe out loud?
Grimes, who studied neuroscience at McGill University in Montreal before blowing up with her warped psych-pop, is one with technology. She understands it, breathes it, and can tell what’s coming next. “I feel like we’re in the end of art, human art,” she said on “Mindscape.” “Once there’s actually AGI (Artificial General Intelligence), they’re going to be so much better at making art than us.”
This is wild to think about, but what Grimes says next about when this could happen makes it all the more chilling: “AI can totally master science and art, which could happen in the next 10 years, probably more like 20 or 30 years.” We’re getting closer to the emotionless future painted by dystopian movies where true innovation doesn’t exist, and it’s particularly frightening to imagine soulless creativity normalized — though are we really that far off?
Check out Grimes’s “Mindscape” conversation up above.