Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Google’s Computers Paint Like Van Gogh, and the Art Sells for Thousands - Digits - WSJ

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"Alphabet Inc.'s Google put on an art show and auction in San Francisco on Friday, displaying works created by computers, with some guidance from humans. The images on display included psychedelic seascapes, van Gogh-inspired forests and fantastical landscapes of castles and dogs. A professional auctioneer hawked the six largest works for as much as $8,000.

“I used to think art was some peculiar thing that humans do,” said Blaise Aguera y Arcas, head of Google’s machine intelligence group in Seattle, who helped organize the art event. “But now I think when we meet the aliens, they’ll have something just like it.”"
Google’s Computers Paint Like Van Gogh, and the Art Sells for Thousands - Digits - WSJ
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