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Adomni Expands Cartop Advertising Program to Include Niio Digital Artwork


Adomni, is teaming up with Niio, the premium video, and new media art platform. Starting in August 2020, Atlanta, Dallas and Phoenix will be the first three cities to feature Niio artworks on Uber's cartop advertising network, Uber OOH powered by Adomni, that launched this past February. "We saw a special opportunity to utilize captivating digital artworks to bring color, positive energy and creative inspiration to the huge audiences that Uber OOH reaches," said Adomni CEO, Jonathan Gudai. "Our selection of Niio was driven by their deep expertise in curating premium moving image artworks and their huge content library of more than 13,000 artworks of 4,000 artists from around the world." From a marketer's perspective, the gallery quality Niio artworks provide a powerful way to increase performance KPIs such as ad recall and consumer attention.

Most people can't distinguish between AI and human art, says a new study


A new study that measures how humans perceive artworks generated by artificial intelligence, alongside artworks created by humans, has concluded that a majority of people basically can't tell the difference. Published in the journal Empirical Studies in the Arts by researcher Harsha Gangadharbatla, the study was inspired by the sale of "Edmond de Belamy", an AI-generated portrait by the creative studio Obvious. Hailed as "the future", the artwork fetched around ten times the average price for a male artist at auction (and 20 times more than artworks by women), going for $432,500 at Christie's in 2018. The hype around "Edmond de Belamy" wasn't an isolated occurrence, either. In a 2017 study that asked people to compare a selection of AI artworks and actual Art Basel pieces, people mostly preferred the artworks created by machines.

Using machine learning to reconstruct deteriorated Van Gogh drawings


Researchers at TU Delft in the Netherlands have recently developed a convolutional neural network (CNN)-based model to reconstruct drawings that have deteriorated over time. In their study, published in Springer's Machine Vision and Applications, they specifically used the model to reconstruct some of Vincent Van Gogh's drawings that were ruined over the years due to ink fading and discoloration. "The Netherlands has an international reputation with respect to arts, with famous artists like Rembrandt, Mondrian and Van Gogh," Jan van der Lubbe, one of the researchers who carried out the study, told TechXplore. "Therefore, art historical research and research into how to preserve cultural heritage play an important role in the Netherlands." In recent years, a growing number of researchers have tried to develop machine learning techniques, such as CNNs, for the analysis of artworks.

Google AI recreates Gustav Klimt paintings destroyed during WWII


Gustav Klimt created some of the world's most expensive masterpieces, but around 20% of his artworks have been lost. Among them are the so-called Faculty Paintings: Philosophy, Medicine, and Jurisprudence. The three pieces are believed to have been destroyed in a fire during World War Two. Only black and white photos of the artworks remain. The original paintings may never be seen again, but machine learning has come close to bringing them back to life.

Some Of Hunter Biden's Paintings Are More Expensive Than Picasso: Report

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Some of Hunter Biden's paintings cost more than artworks made by renowned Spanish painter Pablo Picasso, according to a columnist who visited one of his exhibits. During an interview on Tuesday's "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Miranda Devine said she found that paintings by Roy Lichtenstein and Picasso sold for less than those made by Biden after comparing prices between the artworks sold at the first son's Soho art show to those in the Martin Lawrence Galleries. "I went across the road to a very high-end gallery called the Martin Lawrence Gallery and there I found that they have beautiful paintings by Picasso and Roy Lichtenstein," the New York Post columnist said. "You can buy a Picasso, a signed Picasso, for $400,000, which is cheaper than Hunter Biden's $500,000 painting." In the interview, Devine also suggested that people are only buying the younger Biden's artworks partially due to "influence-peddling." "That's the only reason that people are buying it: for the notoriety and potentially for the influence," Devine added.