The Easel

Trevor Paglen Is Putting the Art in Artificial Intelligence

Paglen’s images of trees and flowers are pretty though, on close inspection, somehow odd. His blossoms are AI generated, reflecting a computer’s ‘training’. No matter how good this training, understanding nuance remains a huge challenge for AI systems. “Artists have a massive tradition of thinking about what “seeing” is. I think artists have the capacity to ask questions … that would never occur to engineers.” Images are here.