This project started at Cambridge University by a group of AI and art enthusiasts.
In recent years using Artificial Intelligent to generate art has become more common. Artists such as Robbie Barrett and Obvious, and engineering groups, such as Deep Mind, led the way in using Generative Adversarial Networks to make art.
These first AI paintings raised many important philosophical, theoretical and psychological issues:
- What is creativity, and can machines be creative?
- Can one make art without intentionality?
- Why is it that we feel an emotional attachment to the creation of an emotionless machine?
Moreover, for the first time, machines invented things that are unique and pretty.
Since then, AI technology and the required computational infrastructures have advanced greatly. We can now make more interesting paintings, with more details and in higher resolution for a lower cost. Contemporary AI generated art is truly beautiful.
Modern Portrait of A Human - Art AI
Selling for £74
Edmond Bellamy - Obvious
Sold for $432,500
And yet, AI art remained in the realms of art collectors and auctions. It is still rare and expensive. AI generated paintings still sell for tens of thousands of dollars in private art events. We started this project with the goal of democratizing the discussion on AI generated art and machine creativity.
We believe that getting more people engaged in this discussion will lead to many new intellectual insights in many different disciplines. From postmodernism to Analytical psychology.
We believe that everyone should be able to own an AI painting. This is why we sell all the paintings we make for affordable prices and re-invest all the profits in the research and developments of new creative machines.
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