AI PAINT­ING SELLS FOR US$432,500

UN­DER­LY­ING AI AL­GO­RITHM TAKEN FORM OPEN SOURCE LI­BRARY.

TechLife Australia - - DISCOVER -

The world’s first AI paint­ing to go un­der the ham­mer at a Christie’s auc­tion house sold with a bang rak­ing in a whop­ping US$432,500, some 40 or so times more than the high­est ex­pec­ta­tions. In the days since the story has de­vel­oped fur­ther with it com­ing out that Ob­vi­ous (the com­pany tak­ing home the cheque) bor­rowed heav­ily from code that was freely avail­able on the code-shar­ing por­tal Git-Hub.

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