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AI artwork to be auctioned for the first time

by Futures Centre, Sep 13
1 minute read

A portrait made by artificial intelligence is to be auctioned by the well-known auction house Christie’s in New York this October. It is expected to be sell for between $7,000-10,000.

The painting, entitled Portrait of Edmond Belamy was created by Obvious, a Paris based art collective interested in exploring the interface between AI and visual art. The algorithm which generated the portrait works by extrapolating inputs from a number of human-painted artworks to produce the painting.


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