Artificial Intelligence Art: Parenting a new genre

The first-ever show of art created by Artificial Intelligence just opened at the Nature Morte Gallery in New Delhi. Presented by Aparajita Jain, Gradient Descent brings together seven pioneering international artists who have adopted a radically new aesthetic practice: Their final artwork is actually created by an AI algorithm. The show is curated by Raghava KK and Karthik Kalyanaraman, founders of 64/1, a curatorial collective that focuses on building a public understanding of how artists and AI can come together to create art for the post-human age (By Madhu Kapparath)
Curated by: Forbes India
Published: Aug 21, 2018
Artificial Intelligence Art: Parenting a new genre

Image by : Nature Morte

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Title: 79530 Self-Portraits
Artist: Mario Klingemann
From: Germany
Medium: Video

A webcam trained on the artist is continually transformed by the AI algorithm into a portrait. Because all that the AI has ‘seen’ previously are portraits by the Old Masters, it tries to transform anything it sees into one, including the artist’s. In a continuous loop, the previous portrait is mixed again with the webcam image stream and fed back to the AI algorithm to create a new portrait. The accumulating errors and instabilities lead to grotesque distortions, thus re-imagining self-portraiture in a new and eerie way.