Fine Arts + Education
Is Artificial Intelligence the Future of Art?
Thursday, May 30
On October 25, 2018, a major auction house offered a work of art
created by Artificial Intelligence (AI) for sale. The painting sold for
an astonishing $350,000. Did the sale reflect the draw of a singular
moment—the first time an AI painting was up for auction—or did it
reflect a pivotal turning point for the art market and art history, a
bet that AI is the future of art?
Join speakers from the art world and academia to explore questions
such as: What is creativity? What is originality? and Who or what can
• Ahmed Elgammal, Professor, Computer Science, Rutgers University and Director of the Art and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
• Lindsay Griffith, International Head of Contemporary Editions, Christie’s
• Matthew Jones,
James R. Barker Professor of Contemporary Civilization and Leader of
Big Data and Science Studies Research Cluster, Columbia University
• Srividya Kannan Ramachandran, Marketing Science at Facebook and Artist working in AI
Free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first-served. An RSVP is not required.
This event is presented by the Center for Science and Society and the Education Committee of The National Arts Club and organized by Roshana Nabi, Project Manager, Center for Science and Society and Charlotte Kent, Education Committee Chair, The National Arts Club. Click here for more info.
Image by Matteo Farinella.