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Old 10-26-2018, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I was following this story for a few weeks but I didn't realize the guy who developed the code for the art program used to create the "art" that sold at Christie's is from West Virginia.


"Robbie Barrat was 17 and bored in West Virginia when he started experimenting with artificial intelligence and art.
First, he trained a computer to write original rap songs by feeding it 6,000 Kanye West lyrics. Then, he taught it how to make landscape paintings and nude portraits by feeding it thousands of images scraped off the Internet. He uploaded the code to GitHub, the code-sharing platform, so that others could download it and learn from it.
And many did — including the French art collective known as Obvious, whose AI portrait sold for $432,500 at Christie’s on Thursday in an internationally celebrated art auction. That’s nearly 45 times higher than Christie’s original estimated sale price of $10,000, the auction house said in an article on its website."


https://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...=.48af03cda384
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Old 10-26-2018, 08:55 PM
 
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Surfing porn sites for "research". Brilliant.
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Old 10-26-2018, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Surfing porn sites for "research". Brilliant.

I don't get what you mean. The kid at 17 wrote computer code that he should have copyrighted but apparently didn't bother, since others are now using it, and he's at Stanford now. I'd say he was rather brilliant.
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