How Art meets Artificial Intelligence | YQP and Roman Lipski | TEDxMünster

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Every day artificial intelligence breaks new records and surpasses more and more human capabilities. But can artificial intelligence be truly intelligent when it comes to art? To address this question, the painter Roman Lipski and the digital art collective YQP collaborated on the first project of its kind.

“Unfinished One” is an attempt to create a truly artistic intelligence; It’s the first AI that inspires, challenges, and provokes the artist, just like a muse.

Roman Lipski is a Polish painter who has lived and worked in Berlin since 1989. His art has been exhibited in numerous museums all over the world – such as the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the National Art Museum of China or the Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art in Istanbul. Furthermore his work is part of several art collections such as the Marx Collection at Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin.

YQP is an artist collective consisting of Maximilian Hoch, Florian Dohmann and Manuel Urbanke from NY & Berlin. With projects like “Der Datenmarkt” the group reflects on topics of our time and blends technology with interactive storytelling. Their interactive art experiments have been featured in the press all over Germany and sparked discussion on digital privacy and the value of labour. The group is collaborating with the media production company derringer productions documenting their experiments.

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Danny Bou-Maroun says:

they're feeding the machine to inspire the human? what happens when u feed the machine enough that it doesnt need a human anymore?

Pindar Van Arman says:

Awesome stuff!

Dj Pelu says:

i don't get this. anything can be an inspiration, this is just one of 387130483 existing inspirations. how does this make a valid point for AI? also, why is this AI?, it just looks like a computer that got some informations and used them. i'm genuinely curious and i'd love to talk about this with somebody with more knowledge than i have (excuse my english)


There'd be no reason to worry, if only the technology weren't improving at an exponential rate. But Sony, for example, already has artificial intelligence that's fed music, then generates new songs without using any recorded instruments. Imagine how good it'll be in one year. Then 2 years. And despite many people insisting we'll keep the AI on a "tight leash," I feel like we'll be too excited by the benefits of it to give due thought the potential dangers. We'll see.

DeerYou says:

I don't think they really know what Bill Gates and the others were talking about. To use A.I as a tool to help us is great and all, but only when the A.I has it's limits. It is when we give the A.I FULL control over itself when we should be aware, like Stephen Hawkins said. Because then we don't know what the A.I will do.

Merxad M says:

Very good idea but a terrible presentation!

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