“When falsehood can look so like the truth, who can assure themselves of certain happiness?” Mary Shelley; ‘Frankenstein’ The current AI controversy, regarding its manufacture of art, bothers me on several levels. First, it’s frustrating that people who are too lazy to learn the skills to write, paint, etc., are using these AI apps to do it for them—who then try to profit from their creations. Using the apps for private, personal projects is relatively harmless; I’ve used NightCafe to make character portraits for my Dungeons & Dragons campaign. Playing around with Midjourney to make mashups of films that never existed provides a laugh or two. I know of professional artists who use these apps to enhance their paintings, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Using ChatGPT to aid with editing/parsing text is fine, too. These are tools, after all, and should be regarded as such.