A painting done by Artificial Intelligence

It apparently is expected to sell at auction for $10,000.
We have accepted the robots to do our skilled work. The robot, by which I mean a camera, draws a "perfect" picture, or at least most people accept it as a perfect representation. These days a few people learn to draw much like they might want to hike the Appalachian Trail from end to end. It's more efficiently done other ways but the craft and challenge of it has some aesthetic and personal rewards that are still valued by those odd people. I am one of these odd people. Everyone else take a selfie. Soon A.I. will take credit for work in the galleries and museums of the world and people will find some appreciation for it. You'll have programmers that specialize in the form like we have photographers.

You TAKE a photograph but MAKE a painting.  Will we say that A.I. TOOK this painting?

 "Painting" created by A.I.

"Painting" created by A.I.

To complain that it is crude is fruitless.  The process will get better and I think the majority of people will accept and even celebrate the form similar to the way we think of photography.  Here, have a look at the first photograph.  Imagine artists of the period speaking of how crude it is.

 How crude this first photograph must have seemed to a population skilled in draftsmanship.

How crude this first photograph must have seemed to a population skilled in draftsmanship.

Two Russians whose names I've forgotten created a project that involved surveying thousands of people about what they like in a work of art. Then they painted it. It involved a blue sky, a woodland setting with water nearby and an animal. I think a person or family was in the scene too. I have a faulty recollection but they may have created different pieces that corresponded to the preferences of various regions of the United States.
Komar and Melamid? Their Most Wanted Project .
Soon, you'll walk into a gallery, have your brain waves scanned and preferences tallied and a work of art made from the result specifically BY YOU and specifically FOR YOU.

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