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Amazon made a freaky algorithm that designs clothes based on popular styles

Amazon is the place to find the latest gadgets, movies, and pretty much everything else. So why not throw the best fashion into the mix, too?<p>That's …

The World's First Album Composed and Produced by an AI Has Been Unveiled

by Dom Galeon August 21, 2017 Artificial Intelligence 124697<p>A New Kind of Composer<p>“Break Free” is the first sone released in a new album by Taryn …

DeepMind developing an artificial intelligence with imagination

DeepMind, a British artificial intelligence firm acquired by Google in 2014, is building an AI capable of “imagination” and understanding the consequences of previous actions.<p>In two research papers submitted last week, DeepMind describes how the AI would be able to “construct a plan” and remember …

Amazing New Algorithms Will Fix Your Photos Before You Even Take Them

Smart like a pro.<p>New algorithms developed by Google and MIT engineers make it possible for smartphones to process and retouch photos in real-time, …

Google’s Algorithmic Photographers Are Almost as Good as the Real Deal

Professional photographers had a hard time telling the machine generated photos apart from professional landscape photography.<p>For the most part, the first tasks to be outsourced to machines are the most routine, since these jobs are relatively easy to reduce to quantifiable parameters that can be …

Should robot artists be given copyright protection?

When a group of museums and researchers in the Netherlands unveiled a portrait entitled The Next Rembrandt, it was something of a tease to the art world. It wasn’t a long lost painting but a new artwork generated by a computer that had analysed thousands of works by the 17th-century Dutch artist …

AI Project Produces New Styles of Art

Artificial intelligence is getting pretty good at besting humans in things like chess and Go and dominating at trivia. Now, AI is moving into the …

MIT and Google researchers have made AI that can link sound, sight, and text to understand the world

If we ever want future robots to do our bidding, they’ll have to understand the world around them in a complete way—if a robot hears a barking noise, what’s making it? What does a dog look like, and what do dogs need?<p>AI research has typically treated the ability to recognize images, identify …

Artificial Intelligence

Samsung’s Frame TV will start at $2,000

Samsung showed off The Frame, a TV made to resemble a piece of artwork on your wall, back at CES this year, and now it’s finally making it available to purchase. The Frame will start at $1,999 for the 55-inch version, while the 65-inch model will retail for $2,799.<p>Each Frame can be customized, as …

Customers

AI and machine learning will make everyone a musician

Music has always been at the cutting edge of technology so it’s no surprise that artificial intelligence and machine learning are pushing its …

If Google Teaches an AI to Draw, Will That Help It Think?

Humans made a huge cognitive leap when they first sketched figures onto rocks—now, computers are learning to do the same.<p>Imagine someone told you to draw a pig and a truck. Maybe you’d sketch this:<p>​<p>Eck’s drive to create AI tools for making art began as a rant, “but after a few cycles of thinking,” …

Artificial Intelligence

Want to be a better writer? Try letting a robot tell you what to do

There’s a scene in <i>I, Robot</i><i>,</i> the 2004 Will Smith movie, in which Smith’s character, Detective Spooner, tries to get a robot to understand that it’s not human.<p>“Can a robot write a symphony? Can a robot turn a canvas into a beautiful masterpiece?” he asks.<p>“Can you?” it replies.<p>This exchange typifies …

Machine Learning

Google's improved search seeks to make us all art experts

Google wants to make art experts out of everyone.<p>The search giant has launched a new feature for art-related searches that will allow you to understand more about the artist and his works, as well as where they can be found, it announced in a Wednesday blog post. Over 500 million Google searches …

Japanese Computer Artist Makes “Digital Mondrians” in 1964: When Giant Mainframe Computers Were First Used to Create Art

In the 21st century, most of us have tried our hand at making some kind of digital art or another — even if only touching up cellphone photos of …

Los Angeles

Mind-Reading Algorithms Reconstruct What You’re Seeing Using Brain-Scan Data - MIT Technology Review

One of the more interesting goals in neuroscience is to reconstruct perceived images by analyzing brain scans. The idea is to work out what people …

Deep Learning

The Mozart in the Machine

Sometime in the coming decades, an external system that collects and analyzes endless streams of biometric data will probably be able to understand what’s going on in my body and in my brain much better than me. Such a system will transform politics and economics by allowing governments and …

University of California

Prisma gets a new filter store, devs promise personalized filters coming soon

Prisma Labs, makers of the popular filter app that turns your photos into artwork, has just released an upate to its eponymous app which introduces a …

'Reverse Prisma' AI turns Monet paintings into photos

Impressionist art is more about feelings than realism, but have you ever wondered what Monet actually saw when he created pieces like <i>Low Tide at Varengeville</i> (above)? Thanks to researchers from UC Berkeley, you don't need to go to Normandy and wait for the perfect light. Using "image style …

[Premiere] Algorithmic Filmmaking Experiment Creates a New Music Video Every Time You Play It

The British band Shaking Chains’ debut single hijacks online video content to create a constantly evolving series of self-contained films.<p>In the world of the internet, 60 seconds is a long time. On YouTube alone there are hundreds of hours of video uploaded every minute. A new "experiment in …

Are Algorithms In Tune With Music?

There’s so much talk these days about Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence and scientific innovations have not only become a part of our everyday …

Written by a robot: Will algorithms kill journalism?

Writing content can be a headache for website managers. Producing it takes time, skilled manpower and money. In the current digital reality, brands, …

Prisma will let you create your own artistic filters in the future

The feature is currently only available on the web for ‘the most active users’<p>Prisma, makers of the deep learning-powered image app of the same name, is finally letting users create their own filters. Today, the company launched a new web application that lets people upload a sample image and …

Prisma adds styles store and custom tool for superusers to make art filters

Style transfer app Prisma is adding another couple of new features as it works to keep its community engaged: a styles store and a tool that lets users create their own styles by uploading an image and tweaking various filters.<p>It says the latter has been the most popular feature request from its …

Apps

Art in the age of ones and zeros: Datamoshing

Our first article looks at datamoshing, an evocative glitch art technique inspired by errors found in digital video files.<p>Datamoshing is a technique …

A Mystery AI Just Crushed the Best Human Players at Poker

Another game just fell to the machines.<p>Yesterday, after 20 days of play at a casino in Pittsburgh, an AI built by two Carnegie Mellon researchers …

Generative Algorithms and Acrylic Paint Create Profound Digital Paintings

Using custom generative software, artist Helen Alexandra codes generative algorithms to create animations in real time, resulting in mind-bending digital paintings.<p>Using custom generative software, artist Helen Alexandra codes generative algorithms to create animations in real time, resulting in …

This AI proofreader will make you a better copywriter

Language is tricky. It’s full of nuance and layers, and regional and dialectal variations that complicate things even further.<p>For example, if I was to describe something as “sick”, do I mean that it’s disgusting, impressive, or quite literally unwell? Again, there’s the word “cool”. Is it a …

Paintings Reveal Signs of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s in Famous Artists

Researchers from the University of Liverpool have shown that it’s possible to detect neurodegenerative disorders in famous artists by analyzing …

Artificial Intelligence Imagines How Scenes Will Play Out

This made my brain melt.<p>A new form of artificial intelligence (AI) can create its own films by simulating possible outcomes based on a picture.<p>As …

A Computer Turns Home Footage into Animated Oil Paintings

A creative technologist at The MET is finding intimate new uses for neural networks.<p>What if an oil painting could come to life? Thanks to increasingly accessible machine learning software, Metropolian Museum of Art creative technologist Chewy Wu has implemented a style transfer neural network that …