Would you buy art made by AI (artificial intelligence)?

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28th August 2018

CHRISTIE’S in New York is set to become the first auction house to sell a portrait painted by AI (artificial intelligence).

The portrait of a fictional character was created by an algorithm (think of  it as a fancy to-do list for a computer) and is expected to fetch up to £7,700 at auction in October.

When the painting – called The Portrait of Edmond Belamy – sells, it will be the first in history to be painted by a robot and then sold at auction. Auction house Christie’s says that the sale “will signal the arrival of AI art on the world auction stage”.

The artists behind the algorithm call themselves Obvious and are a Paris-based group of three super-smart 25-year-olds. The trio fed the AI a data set of 15,000 portraits painted between the 14th century and the 20th century. “The Generator makes a new image based on the set,” they explain. The AI then keeps producing paintings until it fools a program designed to distinguish between human and computer design. Pretty cool, huh?

Is this just the beginning for AI art? Would you buy art made by AI?

Would you buy art made by AI (artificial intelligence)?

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bowiefan · 3 years ago

I would never buy "Fake or copied'' Art work. It takes time and care to make Art but AI just takes it and changes it to be something without creativity and mind. What was a beautiful image/picture becomes something random and boring.

lavender08 · 3 years ago

It's okay having AI do the work that humans find boring, but artists don't make enough money already, so having AI take over the art industry as well is very bad.

explorer12 · 3 years ago

Definitely not, as these paintings would be fake and have no history to them!

oceanwaves · 3 years ago

I wouldn't buy any art made by an AI robot because it takes imagination to create art and, as far as I know, computers, even ones that can 'think for themselves', don't have imagination. Besides, the robot will probably just copy other paintings and discredit the original painter.

satsuma09 · 3 years ago

No way

it makes the art not have a true feeling that someone put lots of work into making it,

anyab · 3 years ago

I would personally hate for robots to
take away the love of doing art from humans . We are creating these robots but in a few years, we'll be complaining about loss of jobs due to ai taking over.

queenfirst · 3 years ago

i think its a bad idea because the better the computers become when making the pictures people who love art won't have as good as a chance of being an artist

13fsmith · 3 years ago

It would be awesome to have an AI make Art as it could make or design anything

darjap · 3 years ago

I would not buy Art work made by Al since art is something which articts/ painters put effort, hard work and imagination into whereas work made by a machine or computer is similar to a photo which will replace the creativity of artist and make paintings or sketches 'stealing' or coping others imagination.

natalija · 3 years ago

I always think of art as care and feelings that people put into their work. AI, though, would not put everything into their art pieces as they have no feelings.

jojo4ever · 3 years ago

You should only buy art that is real, because artists put time, effort , passion and love into their work and AI is a robot , it doesn't use all the the things that real artists use it is just an algorithm. If we continue to do this then art maybe revolutionised forever, just... robots.

starblaze3 · 3 years ago

This would mean really bad news for artists, because they don't earn much money anyways

rocky7777 · 3 years ago

I would not mind having pictures like that but have it painted by AI loses it's purpose to me because I don't believe that AI can feel things. So they won't have like a connection with the paintings and real artists do. Paintings will not look the same without feeling.

benlejax · 3 years ago

Definely not. I think it would be a waste of money as it brobably not a unique piece of art ; the robot would brobably generate thousands of copies of it.

fortnut · 3 years ago

No it will be a waste of money

plane · 3 years ago

I don't think AI should be selling art paintings because you don't know whether they are fake or not. I wouldn't buy any because I don't even know who has made it.

alex19 · 3 years ago

It's not real artwork. Art is passionate and creative. This is just strange

zeushades8 · 3 years ago

It takes time, creativity, passion to make art. AI doesn’t have any of that nor is it capable of feelings or emotions

hagrid · 3 years ago

I wouldn't buy art made by AI, people put a lot of time and effort into making art but robots just do it. Robots are already taking over lots of people's jobs and we shouldn't let them get rid of the artists who work so hard.

zulu · 3 years ago

What's the point? Artists need money, what they don't need is a robot doing it for them.

millybb · 3 years ago

No, as there would not be any meaning or story behind it, Also it won't be personal and relating to the artist so therefore not depicting anything.

kiki36 · 3 years ago

Classic art is way better than fake art.

lunabear · 3 years ago

I would buy it if it looked good but if it looks bad then I would not.

juventus · 3 years ago

Hello ?

firstorder · 3 years ago

Human artists deserve the right to have people buy their painting.AI doesn't!

chahou · 3 years ago

Part of art is that it is made by man and it shows how amazing people are, NOT AI.

dolfincake · 3 years ago

I wouldn't buy AI paintings because the painting hasn't been painted with skill and effort; just technology.

ayms · 3 years ago

I think AI shouldn't be taking over an artists job because it's already hard and AI are making it harder for artists to compete for money

tka10 · 3 years ago

I said yes its cool because it is brand new artwork by ai

maybe6533 · 3 years ago

No because I'm not a fan of art.
Also it said it isn't human I only buy art of real people.
So basically, no I wouldn't buy AI's artwork.

country456 · 3 years ago

I wouldn't buy art work that had been copied because the original piece of art work would no longer be unique to the person who owned it.

sammyseal7 · 3 years ago

AI are destroying the skills humans have learnt

scootz · 3 years ago

This idea could leave artists that are humans with less money if more people focus on art that is made by robots then it could impact the careers of many people.

uglyfrog · 3 years ago

I would get a piece of art by a computer because it is more unique than a painting by a human.

kitten26 · 3 years ago

No I wouldn’t like to buy a painting by a robot. This is because it shows no creativity or artistic ability. It is just a robot slashing paint on a canvas.

nemo8cool · 3 years ago

It must feel strange to buy a piece of artwork created by a machine with no brain. Robots can be replicated over and over again, however artists can not. Artists are rare and have a proper value because they feel emotion when painting, whereas robots don't. What would be the point in having robots when artists are around?

tarzan501 · 3 years ago

I wouldn't be able to tell the difference it looks really good too

bugattifan · 3 years ago

Yes of course I want to be an engineer when I’m older and it would make a good piece in my robot filled home!!

hc-524219 · 3 years ago

I wouldn’t like art to be made by AI because art is something to be made out of what comes from the mind. AI doesn’t have any feelings so it’s just something random and boring like what bowiefan said. Artists need to know that they should paint pictures that come from the mind and AI just paints something beautiful but without any meaning.

uglypigeon · 3 years ago

No because in my view it’s not real art and buying from AI could cause acctual people to lose money and mabye, if AI art takes off, go out of business completely. Also Artists put their felling in their pictures and AI doesn’t so that means it won’t be as good as ‘human art’.

crazycats · 3 years ago

I wouldn't think of buying fake or copied art because it isn't the real thing and you've paid decent money for it when it isn't real. Also because you could just make something like it yourself

apple92 · 3 years ago

Both,because people are trying to prevent AI and every child in the New York State of the US will be saying I want to go to CRISTIE’S because it’s the 1st to display art made by AI!

snowball32 · 3 years ago

I would definitely NOT buy artwork done by a robot, in the future this might mean that lots of great artists are ignored. That would not be good

snowball32 · 3 years ago

I might not mind buying a piece of artwork done by a robot if artists still got credit for doing their art.

papa435 · 3 years ago

A picture with imagination is better than one copied

jaguar119 · 3 years ago

No, because I would prefer to buy art created by the human mind, not an A.I. mind!

dottywrite · 3 years ago

If AI is now painting as well as everything else they already do, then there is a bigger chance that people will just start going to AI to do everything, which means people will not be able to do their jobs as well because they would have people buying AI's artwork and not their's!! Artwork has a meaning, but if AI does it, it loses its meaning.

rosiem · 3 years ago

I think that it would be pretty AWSOME to be able to tell my friends when they ask " who painted that picture?", to say that is isnt actually a human, ITS A RROOBBOOTT!! (emoji!)

rivalgamer · 3 years ago

No, I would not buy art created by Artificial Intelligence because a computer can quickly generate an image in a matter of seconds and print or paint it. Artificial Intelligence has no imagination and still has to be programmed by humans how to generate a specific image. Real artists can use their imagination to create amazing pieces of art, and they put lots of time and care into it. Also, Artificial Intelligence can create thousands of pieces of art, and it would not be very special and it would have a huge impact on the human artists and the value of their work.

ashbury · 3 years ago

I think it is not natural for A.I to make art because it is emotions that art is. A.I do not have emotions but real artists feel their artwork.

swace · 3 years ago

Its not fair to have AI make artwork for us, because there are lots of artists out there, and art is their job. If AI is better than humans, many people could lose jobs and become homeless.

gingerzulu · 3 years ago

No because part of the magic of artwork is how the piece was created and the effort and care the artist put into it.

muzza_meme · 3 years ago

I just wouldn’t buy art in general

flossingg · 3 years ago

It is a waste of money, they are not human...

flossingg · 3 years ago

...but still, I wonder, how would it look different. or would it not?

flossingg · 3 years ago

but I see roslm's point.

flossingg · 3 years ago

stop commenting flossing you silly kid

yemil · 3 years ago

I think it’s pretty good because it would mean that we could do more things with AI

man2009 · 3 years ago

No! People will lose their jobs and make no money ? for a living

mosalah365 · 3 years ago

Yes! Because art by AI is still art and some people might like the art that AI makes

fridayfun9 · 3 years ago

Nope like bowiefan said it’s takes time and care to make art not a ROBOT

pandacool · 3 years ago

I would not buy it because it has been made by a computer so its not real art

camerong · 3 years ago

NO WAY! Robots are stealing lots of jobs already. Humans have the right to paint but robots don't.

Leeandari · 3 years ago

No way!!! wahts the point of artists then??????!!!!!!!!!

oceangirl5 · 3 years ago

NOT IN MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would be unfair to artists who actually put effort into these things!!!

pawsomecat · 3 years ago

No because the Machine might malfunction

flufypanda · 3 years ago

Not even a real person with a proper brain has made that stuff so no!

melon_cow7 · 3 years ago

Its taking peoples jobs!

crazyfish6 · 3 years ago

I think it's horrible that people are turning to AI to create beautiful thing like paintings. Technology is taking over the world!

lovecity · 3 years ago

No way! Why buy something that’s done by a robot?? It loses the beauty of a humans.

amepower17 · 3 years ago

I think that there is no point investing money in a piece of art done by AI because it has NO personality,the main point of buying art is because of personality and character.You might as well print a picture of the internet put it in a frame and call it “art”.

mollyboo8 · 3 years ago

I would never buy something like that because it wasn't done by a human so it just seems very BORING!

pandapower · 3 years ago

i would never buy fakes

essy101 · 3 years ago

No chance!

plixx · 2 years ago

I think that it will be fun because we can get friends to guess which was ours and what was artificial intelligence's piece of art.

katkid10 · 1 year ago

I would dislike that because people could take years, decades maybe, to make a wonderful piece of art then AI does something in a month or so and the meaning of art would be different and the younger generations might be stuck on computers making art instead of doing things like painting or drawing.