A HISTORY OF AI ART
This computer, invented by professor and artist Harold Cohen, created paintings autonomously, starting in the early 1970s until Cohen’s death last year.
2006 The Painting Fool
The brainchild of British computer scientist Simon Colton, this complex tool is capable of setting its mood and generating paintings based on how it feels. It can also reflect on the quality of its work and learn from its mistakes.
Developed by Dan Ventura, a computer scientist at Brigham Young University in Utah, DARCI can make sense of things like colour and texture in pictures and use them as inspiration for its own original painting-like images.
2015 Deep Dream Generator
Google’s free program can take simple, everyday pictures and transform them into quirky, psychedelic ones. The tool inspired an entire generation of artists to experiment with AI art.
2016 The Next Rembrandt
Researchers at advertising agency J Walter Thompson Amsterdam taught a computer to paint like Rembrandt using advanced AI techniques. The computer produced an original piece of art in Rembrandt’s style.
2017 My Artificial Muse
German artist Mario Klingemann used an AI program to convert stick figures into paintings with human forms. Spanish artist Albert Barqué-Duran transferred the painting onto a mural.
2017 Creative Adversarial Networks
Researchers from Rutgers University reported an AI trained in different styles of art. It can create paintings in its own novel styles by deviating from conventional styles.
2017 Artificial Intelligence: The End Of Art As We Know It
Artist Matty Mo joined forces with hackers to design an AI to create portraits of people who could lose their jobs to AI.