Qbits for cubists: Robots made these incredible works of fine art


Hold still while Vincent van Bot paints your portrait. That's right, sophisticated robots can now create works of art comparable to the old masters. The RobotArt gallery has amassed an impressive collection to show what the world's most creative androids and algorithms (and their creators) have come up with. On Wednesday, the international contest, now in its third year, announced the top ten teams, all of which walk away with cash prizes for their creations. The teams used a number of different approaches, showing that there are a hell of a lot of ways to interpret "artwork created by robot."

Can Machines Be Creative? Meet 9 AI 'Artists'


One of the behaviors considered to be uniquely human is our creativity. While many animal species create visually stunning displays or constructions -- think of a spider's delicate web or the colorful, intricate structures built by bowerbirds -- they are typically created with a practical purpose in mind, such as snagging prey or seducing a mate. Humans, however, make art for its own sake, as a form of personal expression. And as computer engineers attempt to imbue artificial intelligence (AI) with humanlike capabilities and behaviors, a question arises: Can AI create art? The AMC series "Humans," which returns June 5 for its third season, is populated by Synths -- intelligent robots that resemble people, save for their unnaturally green eyes.

The Art in Artificial Intelligence


In this conversation with Elias Crespin, a Venezuelan-born artist who builds kinetic sculptures using complex algorithms, they discuss the evolution of Crespin's work and the future of Artificial Intelligence as it pertains to art. You started your career as a computer engineer. When and how did you start creating art? As a teenager I wanted to be an architect. I loved to draw blueprints.

Beethoven, Picasso, and Artificial Intelligence – Towards Data Science


When people think of the greatest artists who've ever lived, they probably think of names like Beethoven or Picasso. No one would ever think of a computer as a great artist. But what if one day, that was indeed the case. Could computers learn to create incredible drawings like the Mona Lisa? Perhaps one day a robot will be capable of composing the next great symphony. Some experts believe this to be the case. In fact, some of the greatest minds in artificial intelligence are diligently working to develop programs that can create drawing and music independently from humans. The use of artificial intelligence in the field of art has even been picked up by tech giants the likes of Google. The projects that are included in this paper could have drastic implications in our everyday lives. They may also change the way we view art.

AI for artists : Part 2 – Towards Data Science


Music is a powerful tool that has made some of the most brilliant minds in the world turn into a state of wonder . Among them was Friedrich Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, Virginia Woolf and the list goes on. Nietzche in his book, Twilight of the Idols said that " Without music life would be a mistake" . In this article we will create music using simple LSTM network but before that let's get a brief idea about algorithmic composition which has occurred in the history of music composition. There are numerous treatises on music theory dating from Greek antiquity but they were not "algorithmic composition" in any pure sense.

Amazon Echo, Apple HomePod or Google Home: which is smarter about playing music? We tested them


All three a virtual tie, but each had questions they couldn't answer. Tune in to find out where Apple, Google and Amazon fell down. And it doesn't even once say, "Here's what I found on the Web," to make you read the information on websites. But is it really smarter when it comes to responding to our music-related commands than its rivals Amazon Echo and Google Home, which dominate the smart speaker market? We decided to find out, posing 40 music questions to all three, and then played a bonus round with 10 requests to play a song based on sample lyrics from the tune.

Creative AI: At age 3, Google Magenta project gives musicians and artists tools WRAL TechWire


DURHAM – Google Brain's Magenta project, which is exploring the creative potential of machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI), has developed considerably since Google announced it at Moogfest three years ago. And, Magenta makes many of its ongoing developments available publicly online and collects feedback from musicians, artists and other users to advance the project. Adam Roberts, senior software engineer and ML researcher discussed the nuts and bolts of Magenta at Moogfest over the weekend. Roberts, who did undergraduate work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, earned his PhD at Berkley, California, where he studied machine learning applied to genomics. Google is developing both hardware and software to explore the potential of machine learning via its Magenta research, Roberts said.

Can Computers Create Art? Artificial Intelligence

This essay discusses whether computers, using Artificial Intelligence (AI), could create art. First, the history of technologies that automated aspects of art is surveyed, including photography and animation. In each case, there were initial fears and denial of the technology, followed by a blossoming of new creative and professional opportunities for artists. The current hype and reality of Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools for art making is then discussed, together with predictions about how AI tools will be used. It is then speculated about whether it could ever happen that AI systems could be credited with authorship of artwork. It is theorized that art is something created by social agents, and so computers cannot be credited with authorship of art in our current understanding. A few ways that this could change are also hypothesized.

How do emerging technologies affect the creative economy?


Research suggests some ways artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality, and blockchain are reshaping creative work. New technologies are reshaping the way we live and work, and their effects naturally touch the creative economy--art, journalism, music, and more. As artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality, virtual reality (VR), and blockchain continue to emerge as powerful forces, could they be used to greater benefit? Our paper, Creative Disruption: The impact of emerging technologies on the creative economy, presents the findings of a joint project, conducted by McKinsey & Company and the World Economic Forum, which studied the impact of these technologies on the creative economy. The project team conducted more than 50 interviews with experts from Asia, Europe, and North America, as well as three workshops in China and the United States with World Economic Forum constituents.

DJ Larry Gogan's son backs AI to find the next U2


David Gogan, a former vice-president at record label EMI Ireland and son of the legendary DJ Larry Gogan, believes the traditional era of A&R is over and artificial intelligence (AI) is best placed to find "the next U2 or Picture This". Gogan, who ran marketing at EMI Ireland for six years until its closure in 2013, has teamed up with Zach Miller-Frankel and Neil Dunne – the founders of Andrson, a startup which uses analytics and "audio AI" to connect unsigned artists directly with industry executives. Gogan, who was brought on board for his industry nous and to open some doors, said the reaction so far had been "very positive" for an app that is still at the prototype stage. "The music industry was one of the first to be disturbed – people forget one of the few things you could do on a first-generation smartphone was play music, so it had to adapt, evolve and embrace that change," he says. "In today's market it is vital to be data-driven, but it always comes back to the music.