There is more than one kind of generative artificial intelligence.
For writing anything from poetry to an email, there are large language models, which are trained on text, and help people generate copy. To create illustrations, painterly creations, logos, and more, diffusion models trained on images help people make artwork of all kinds. Many of the popular generative AI tools use one of these models.
Artists use generative AI to make a variety of different artwork, from poems and stories to creations that look like analog paintings or photographs, and more. The speed and flexibility of generative AI enables creators to jumpstart and finish projects more quickly and opens up all kinds of exciting new avenues for creative expression.