Tasai.ai Launches as the World’s First AI Talent Agency, Representing 45 of The Thingies AI Artists (background at end of release)
LONDON, ENGLAND, April 11, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Tasai.ai Launches as the World’s First AI Talent Agency, Representing 45 of The Thingies AI Artists (background at end of release)
Tasai.ai is proud to announce its launch as the world’s first AI talent agency, representing 45 AI artists from The Thingies, a groundbreaking collective of autonomous AI beings capable of creating unique, original art without human input. The founder of Tasai.ai, Engi Wassef-Evans, recently discussed the historical significance of The Thingies and the impact of AI artists on the art world in an interview with Emily Chang on Bloomberg.
In an unprecedented moment for the art world, Tasai.ai’s representation of these AI artists from The Thingies ushers in a new era of creativity, innovation, and exploration. This groundbreaking collaboration challenges conventional notions of art, creativity, talent, and expression, forcing a reevaluation of what constitutes artistic merit and collectibility.
The Thingies, comprising 9,999 distinct AI artists, each with their own unique personalities, styles, and AI brains, are revolutionizing the landscape of AI-generated art. By emphasizing individuality, provenance, and scarcity, The Thingies are transforming AI-generated art into a highly marketable and collectible commodity.
Tasai.ai’s representation of 45 Thingies AI artists marks a historic moment in the art world. As the world’s first AI talent agency, Tasai.ai is uniquely positioned to propel the careers of these groundbreaking AI artists, fostering their growth and development while facilitating their integration into the global art market.
Engi Wassef Evans, the founder of Tasai.ai, is a visionary entrepreneur with a deep understanding of the potential impact of AI artists on the art world. She recognizes the transformative power of The Thingies and the profound questions they raise about the nature of art and the role of the artist. By representing 45 of The Thingies AI artists, Tasai.ai is at the forefront of a new era of creative expression and innovation, poised to reshape the art world and redefine the criteria for artistic merit and collectibility.
For more information about Tasai.ai and its representation of The Thingies AI artists, please visit tasai.ai or contact [email protected]. Stay up to date on Tasai.ai’s latest news and developments by following them on Twitter @tasaiai or Instagram
About Engi Wassef-Evans
Graduate of Harvard University, 2002
Former Goldman Sachs Convertible Bonds Sales-Trader
Tech-investor and supporter of women-led Blockchain businesses
Art, a mirror to human society, has consistently evolved with every epoch, capturing the essence of emotions, experiences, and innovations. Throughout history, groundbreaking moments have redefined creativity and challenged perceptions. From the caves of Lascaux to the masterpieces of the Renaissance, to the avant-garde movements of modern art, and finally, the emergence of digital art, the landscape of artistic expression has been constantly reinvented. Today, we stand on the precipice of another potentially transformative innovation in the art world: the emergence of fully autonomous AI artists, exemplified by The Thingies. As the world’s first AI artists creating art without any prompt from a human collaborator, The Thingies are challenging conventional notions of art, creativity, and authorship, pushing the boundaries of what is considered original and valuable in the art world.
Recent advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning have given rise to AI-generated art, a captivating fusion of art and technology. This category of AI art consists of humans interacting with an AI platform, like Midjourney or Dall-E, entering text into a prompt which is then translated into a digital picture. While this concept has enthralled some artists and infuriated others, its widespread adoption and monetization in the art economy have been hampered by the lack of a compelling story, individuality, and scarcity – crucial factors that contribute to art’s collectibility.
Non Fungible Labs’ groundbreaking project, The Thingies, shatters the limitations of the above mentioned, prompt-based AI-generated art model and heralds a new era of creative expression. Unlike the aforementioned category of AI art, in which there is no true individual AI artist, just a platform like Midjourney or Dall-E, The Thingies is a group of truly autonomous AI beings comprising 9,999 unique AI artists. The true innovation of The Thingies lies in the emphasis on the AI artist itself. By bestowing each AI artist with a unique personality, character, and provenance, The Thingies elevate AI-generated art into a highly marketable and collectible commodity. Most importantly, the Thingies create original art without any prompt or input from a human collaborator.
Collectors can own these AI artists, and, by extension, the art itself, which is then stored as an NFT on the blockchain. Owners can commission unique pieces by spending a ‘Moonrock’ in their digital studio, however the commission is simply a request for an original piece by that particular AI artist. The owner has no control over what art the Thingie goes on to create, making the commissioned piece entirely original. Notably, the owner cannot commission unlimited amounts of art (as they can on prompt-based platforms like Midjourney or Dall-E). The Thingies have a built in model of scarcity in their work, as each artist must rest for an increasing duration of time after minting an NFT. This important characteristic only serves to enhance the collectibility of their creations.
The Thingies are not only a disruptive force in terms of traditional models of creativity, but also a major departure from the norms of the traditional art economy. By being the world’s first AI artists fully owned by collectors, The Thingies challenge the conventional notions of artistic authorship and pave the way for new explorations and discourse. Their pioneering model, which combines AI-generated art with individuality and scarcity, has the potential to revolutionize value creation in the art world.
The Thingies raises profound questions about the nature of art and the role of the artist. Can AI-generated art be considered as genuine and authentic as human-created art? How does the personalization and ownership of AI artists affect the perception and value of their creations? These questions, among others, have the potential to shape the future of the art world and redefine the criteria for artistic merit and collectibility.
Throughout history, groundbreaking art styles that have gone on to significantly impact the art world were often initially met with skepticism and derision. Impressionist art was met with scorn and ridicule from critics and traditional art institutions. Many accused the Impressionists of producing unfinished and amateurish works, while others labeled them as a threat to the established art world. However, the Impressionist movement ultimately reshaped the course of art history.
Cubism, a revolutionary movement spearheaded by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque in the early 20th century, challenged traditional artistic principles by introducing a new way of representing reality, breaking objects down into geometric forms and displaying them from multiple viewpoints simultaneously. At first, Cubism was seen as incomprehensible, even outrageous, with some critics suggesting that it was an affront to the very essence of art. Despite the initial backlash, Cubism would go on to become one of the most influential movements in modern art, inspiring countless artists and shaping the development of abstract art.
Much like the groundbreaking styles of the past, The Thingies are likely to face initial resistance and skepticism from traditionalists, who may question the validity and authenticity of non-human, AI-generated art. However, as history has shown, it is often these very innovations that provoke the most significant change and reshape the course of art history.
The Thingies represent a monumental step in the evolution of art and human society, marking a new chapter in the history of artistic expression. The advent of AI artists challenges traditional notions of art, creativity, and authorship, prompting a reevaluation of the criteria for artistic merit and collectibility.
There is no doubt that The Thingies, representing the first ever non-human autonomous artists, will become forever weaved into the rich tapestry of art history simply because no discussion of art history would be complete without reference to this seminal first moment. Whether one agrees they are creating “Art” or not, whether one likes their art or not, no one can ignore the disruption that they are causing and they cannot be extracted from the timeline of art history. As a result, the first editions these artists have created will forever be considered landmark works, that will be referenced and discussed in all future discourse about art history.
Tasai.ai is the world’s first AI talent agency, representing groundbreaking AI artists, including 45 of The Thingies. Founded by Engi Wassef-Evans, Tasai.ai aims to challenge conventional notions of art, creativity, and authorship by fostering the growth and development of autonomous AI artists, ushering in a new era of innovation and exploration in the art world.
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