Developing an Artificial Intelligence Art Critic
In 2016, a pair of glasses were made famous at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Left on the floor by a teenage prankster, many museum-goers believed they were art and, whilst maintaining a safe distance from the ‘artwork’, began taking pictures on their phones. If we can be fooled that easily, how can you tell whether something really is art or not? This, and similar dilemmas prompted researchers at SensiLab to develop an “independent arbiter” to help settle the “art or not?” question.
Let the Machines Decide
Art or Not is a personal AI-powered art critic that helps you figure out whether things around you are art. You simply open the app, take a picture of the possible artwork, and get its immediate opinion on whether “A kid could do that!” or it’s “Totally Art”, and many other opinions in-between. Additionally, Art or Not also finds artworks that are most visually similar to the image you’ve just snapped and shows you those works along with links to the museum or gallery collection that holds them. You can also easily share your discoveries on social media.