Note — Aug 26, 2018

The First Piece of AI-Generated Art to Come to Auction

I find that the author believes too much in the word “intelligence” as it’s applied in current AI but covers interesting projects and I’m noting it for the last bit of the second quote, highlighted.

But we found that portraits provided the best way to illustrate our point, which is that algorithms are able to emulate creativity. […]

But if you consider the whole process, then what you have is something more like conceptual art than traditional painting. There is a human in the loop, asking questions, and the machine is giving answers. That whole thing is the art, not just the picture that comes out at the end. You could say that at this point it is a collaboration between two artists — one human, one a machine. And that leads me to think about the future in which AI will become a new medium for art.

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