These Stunning A.I. Tools Are About to Change the Art World
Dec 12, 2017
Chris Rodley doesn’t consider himself an artist or a computer scientist. But when he tweeted an image he created using a machine-learning algorithm that crossed a page of dinosaur illustrations with a page of flower prints, many assumed he was both. The cleverly merged image, which looks like a horticulturist’s take on Jurassic Park, went viral. Soon after, he found himself inundated with messages asking to purchase high-resolution copies.
“It was a highly successful procrastination attempt,” says Rodley, a Ph.D. student in digital cultures at the University of Sydney. He explained that he generated the mashup on DeepArt.io, an online program powered by deep neural networks (a kind of advanced machine-learning algorithm) that identify and combine stylistic elements of one image and apply them to another. No artistic or coding experience required.