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)
Image by : Madhu Kapparath
To create art with artificial intelligence, media and stylistic sensibilities, the artists use a kind of algorithm, called a neural network, and teach it a visual language. The artists do not provide it with any rule or principle; they only expose it to large numbers of visual examples and allow it to draw its conclusions. After this ‘training’, the AI begins creating the final work. The images featured here puts AI in the artists’ place while the human artists help these neural networks express themselves. Thus, the curators pose a question and a problem of great consequence for the artists of the future: If the machine becomes an expert at creating new aesthetic styles and perhaps even at conceptual innovation, what is left for human artists to do?