People on the Internet have long been captivated by the artwork made by Google’s neural networks. While created by a computer, many have called it dreamlike and surreal. The company realizes the artistic implications of machine learning and is starting a program that brings together artists and engineers to make new works.
The Artist and Machine Intelligence (AMI) program hopes to start a public discussion on what it consider an “emerging form of art-making.” They hope to open up their research and will post various studies and articles about the topic on their site. Additionally, they will hold events that show off the artwork.
The first takes place this weekend in San Francisco. Research at Google and the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts is hosting an exhibition of work made by artificial neural networks. The computer created pieces will be auctioned off at an event on Friday night, but the gallery will be open to the public free of charge through Saturday.
In addition to the open gallery, there will be a series of talks and workshops on machine learning techniques for art creation. Many of the featured artist at the exhibit are Googlers with artistic backgrounds, but other artists will also be displaying their work. For more details and location, visit the exhibition’s site.