The Easel

6th August 2019

Adversarial Art Worlds: A Report from Christie’s Art + Tech Summit

Maybe the revolution of algorithm art is less than imminent. Google likes the idea of AI art because it helps “humanize” AI. However, their engineers are not interested in claiming authorship of AI paintings. For them, art is just more data. That’s a problem. Christie’s – indeed, all the art world – sees “the hand of the artist” as paramount. “Christie’s thrives on scarcity. Google does not.”