How Three French Students Used Borrowed Code To Put The First AI Portrait In Christie’s

On Thursday, October 25th, Christie’s will conduct a very unusual sale. As part of a three-day Prints & Multiples event, it’s the Portrait of Edmond Belamy, a canvas in a gold frame that shows the smudged figure of what looks like an 18th century gentleman. It’s expected to fetch a modest price, somewhere between $7,000 and $10,000, but the artwork’s distinguishing feature is that it was “created by an artificial intelligence,” says Christie’s. “And when it goes under the hammer, [it] will signal the arrival of AI art on the world auction stage.” READ MORE ON: THE VERGE

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CultureYusra Hamid