AI-generated portrait sells for a whopping $432,000 at auction

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AI-generated portrait sells for a whopping $432,000 at auction – Source www.Mashable.com

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Well, here’s another job artificial intelligence can do instead of humans.

AI-generated artwork Portrait of Edmond Belamy sold for 45 times its anticipated price at Christie’s, going under the hammer for an eye-watering $435,000 in New York.

While the painting (of sorts) is done by computers, the project is actually the creation of Obvious, a Parisian collective consisting of Hugo Caselles-Dupré, Pierre Fautrel and Gauthier Vernier.

It’s the first AI-created artwork that’s gone to auction, and was created by an algorithm which uses thousands of portraits to create the image. Read more…

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