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On the first auction sold the painting, written by artificial intelligence


At the last auction house Christie’s in the list of lots decided to include the painting titled “Portrait of Edmond de Belami”. The peculiarity of it is that it was not established as a great artist, and is the creation of artificial intelligence.


Initially a lot of appraisers were installed relatively small price only 7-10 thousand dollars. However, bidders have shown a particular interest in this lot and as a result, the picture created in 2018, were sold at a price of 432 thousands of dollars, it turns out that the price during the auction has grown in 45 times of the original value. Until such amount was not expected to be reached during the auction.


A picture that created artificial intelligence, it is impossible to confuse with the works of artists. If the masters of painting their works in the area typically put their autograph, AI indicates the algorithm that was used to create the paintings. The developers of artificial intelligence systems working in painting, say the first work is a series of portraits of the family Bellamy, who is fictional. This original series included eleven portraits all portraits of people, invented by artificial intelligence.


It is worth noting that a ready-made piece of artificial intelligence, clashed with opponents from a number of artists. They think that it is not worth the picture that cannot be described as works of art to auction. In spite of all this lot was included in the program auction and more were sold for a lot of money. The picture is a print on canvas. The pattern size is relatively small and is only 70×70 cm.


On the development of artificial intelligence, able to paint, the specialists from the team with the name Obvious. This team consists of programmers Gauthier Werner, Pierre Petrel and Hugo Casillas-Dupre. Before the algorithm was created by the first picture, he has reviewed and analyzed more than 15 thousand paintings created by the masters of painting in the period from the XIV to the XX century. In painting portraits of simultaneously running two neural networks. One such neural network comes up with the image, the second is checking to prevent the creation of copies of existing works of art.