Life drawing and machine learning: An interview with artist Anna Ridler | Alphr

Machine learning already plays a big part in your everyday life, and its role is only going to grow. Google searches and muttered requests to Amazon’s Alexa may tap into a veiled world of clever algorithms, but these techniques teeter on something much larger: a world of self-developing artificial intelligence.

Google’s AI Invents Sounds Humans Have Never Heard Before

JESSE ENGEL IS playing an instrument that’s somewhere between a clavichord and a Hammond organ—18th-century classical crossed with 20th-century rhythm and blues. Then he drags a marker across his laptop screen. Suddenly, the instrument is somewhere else between a clavichord and a Hammond.

Virtual reality bites at Art Basel Hong Kong fair

Art lovers will need to have headsets at the ready as virtual reality works make their way to Art Basel’s Hong Kong fair, which opens to VIPs on Tuesday. The fair has joined forces with Google Arts & Culture, initially putting forward five artists to join the technology giant’s artists-in-residence programme to introduce them to Tilt Brush, a 3D drawing and painting tool.

Artificial intelligence can write classical music like a human composer. It’s the first non-human artist whose music is now copyrighted

There’s nothing stopping a machine designed in our image from performing at least as well as humans in virtually any task. If you’re a skeptic, look at what a company from Luxemburg called Aiva Technologies is doing.

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