How AI and QR collide to create practical works of art

How AI and QR collide to create practical works of art

This week, I stumbled upon yet another “Hey, look what AI can do!” experiment.

But, let me tell you, this one is different.

It's not some half-hearted attempt at creativity or a pretentious claim that AI will single-handedly revolutionize the entire creative industry.

No, this time it's something genuinely fascinating that originated from none other than Reddit—the birthplace of all things intriguing when it comes to AI.

So, what's the big deal, you ask?

Well, this Redditor took the humble QR code and transformed it into stunning pieces of art. And we're not talking about just pretty pictures here—these works of art actually work.

Don't believe me? Give it a shot and scan one right now.

See? Beauty and practicality can coexist!

Now, I must admit, I'm particularly fond of the anime aesthetic chosen by this talented Redditor. But what truly excites me about these artworks is the potential they hold.

Who needs words plastered all over billboards anymore? We could turn our streets into awe-inspiring art galleries, where each piece holds a hidden message or a surprise deal waiting to be discovered.

Imagine stumbling upon a breath-taking piece of art that you love so much you take a picture only to discover it’s also a "2 for 1 on hammers this Bank Holiday weekend" campaign. RESULT! Okay, maybe that's a stretch, but you get my drift.

What these absolute beauties demonstrate so well is that with the help of that big, bad, and often misunderstood Artificial Intelligence, we can inject a little bit of joy and creativity into our otherwise drab world. The possibilities are endless.

I can already see next year’s Cannes Lions print categories filled with submissions bringing art and tech together through this incredible and surprising technique. Either that or a bunch of agencies will make direct rip-offs and hope they’re the ‘first’. Ah, the wonders of the creative industry!

Anyway, here's to embracing the collaborative dance between human imagination and AI-powered tools. Let's make our world a little more enjoyable, one QR code anime artwork at a time.

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