In his most recent project, Roman Lipski developed the first digital muse for artists in collaboration with YQP & Birds on Mars, which is based on the dialogue between artist and computer. Roman Lipski is a Polish born painter, who has lived and worked in Berlin since 1989. His celebrated art has been exhibited in numerous museums all over the world – such as in the Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts in Japan, the National Art Museum of China or the Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art in Istanbul. In his most recent project “Unfinished”, Roman Lipski developed the first digital muse for artists in collaboration with YQP & Birds on Mars, which is based on the dialogue between artist and computer. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

The painter Roman Lipski (http://www.romanlipski.com/), the art collective YQP (http://www.yqp.computer/) and the AI company Birds on Mars (http://www.birdsonmars.com) present the birth of an artificial muse: An AI system that inspires, provokes, and challenges a painter through the mechanisms of science and technology.

Introducing the ongoing art project UNFINISHED: The first true partnership between a painter and artificial intelligence.

At the core of the project is a neural network that was fed with Lipski’s paintings. The system analyzed all facets of his art and learned how to generate an infinite amount of unique images. The images supplied Lipski with new compositions, perspectives, and themes.

Over the course of one year, machine and painter were in a constant intellectual dialogue. The machine’s impact on the artist was inevitable. Through the course of the project, Roman Lipski’s artistic language has fully transformed and has left him perpetually exploring uncharted ways to express himself.

It has become a machine in search of diversity, inspiration, and transformation.