AI & the Art World – A Historic Mix

Christie’s, a 252-year-old auction house, sold its first piece of AI art created by a collective called Obvious. The print, expected to auction for between $7,000 – 10,000, sold for a surprising $432,500. Members of Obvious used a machine learning algorithm known as GAN (generative adversarial network), training the network on a dataset of historical portraits, similar to the one it created, to generate the piece.

AI is being used more and more in everyday lives from voice assistants like Alexa and Google Home, to helping scientists predict when the next big earthquake will be. Now, with the creation of AI art, where do you think the future of AI will take us next?