The Easel

Christie’s is First to Sell Art Made by artificial Intelligence, But What Does That Mean?

In a sign of things to come an “artwork” generated using AI has sold at auction. A furious debate is now raging over whether an algorithm can be creative, or artistic. Art critics are generally dismissive, one calling the piece “100 percent generic”. The algorithm’s developer, shocked by the art world’s ire, says “for sure, the machine did not want to put emotions into the pictures”.