Artificial intelligence

Harold Cohen's pioneering AI works provide essential context for conversations about generative art

The Whitney Museum of American Art is spotlighting the late art and technology innovator's prescient "AARON" series

How we should regulate AI is the trillion-dollar question

With cases of breaches to artists' copyright escalating, an international framework is vital

Lawrence Lek on the pitfalls of artists making work about artificial intelligence

Lek has taken over a disused mall in Berlin for his latest speculative fiction show on self-driving cars

Leaked: the names of more than 16,000 non-consenting artists allegedly used to train Midjourney’s AI

The lists were both partially included in a recent class-action lawsuit and accidentally shared via a public Google spreadsheet

Art marketanalysis

Fairs, auction houses and AI: five predictions for the art market in 2024

Will Patrick Drahi sell a stake in Sotheby’s? Will Frieze acquire more regional fairs? Watch this space…

AI to Z: an art and tech alphabet for 2023

Our guide to a fast-moving year in artificial intelligence, blockchain contracts, stadium-scale video, NFTs and social media

American Second World War museum uses AI to tell veterans’ stories

As the generation that served in the war ages, an experiential museum in New Orleans seeks to keep their voices alive

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Inaugural $100,000 Sfer Ik Award will support creation of AI-powered habitat for bats

The winning artist, Antoine Bertin, will develop "The Bat Cloud" during a two-month residency in the Mayan jungle

Artist and AI pioneers use DeepDream to create ‘hallucinatory’ depictions of landscapes by Capability Brown

Daniel Ambrosi used Google's AI to reimagine high-res photographs of parkland designed by the 18th-century landscape architect

Can AI unlock the ancient Herculaneum scrolls?

Plus, the appointment of the new Venice Biennale president sparks a political row, and a tender portrait by Dorothea Lange

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Proposed US legislation would penalise use of AI to generate someone’s likeness without their consent

The No Fakes Act has been proposed by four US Senators and garnered support from organisations representing creative industries

From VR to NFTs: in the year of AI, how should we define digital art?

The opening of Digital Art Fair in Hong Kong is a moment to take stock of how technological developments have changed the nature of digital art

Kwer'ata Re'esu: the astonishing story of Ethiopia's most treasured icon

Plus, the AI copyright debate in the US and the end of China’s museum boom

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Newly attributed Raphael drawing heads to auction at Dorotheum

Rediscovered work is a preparatory study for the Battle of the Milvian Bridge fresco displayed in the Vatican’s papal apartments

Artists, writers, performers and their advocates call on US Congress to ban companies from copyrighting AI-generated art

The AI Day of Action, scheduled for 2 October, comes as US officials consider whether and how to regulate material generated by artificial intelligence

Elvis returns to Las Vegas in Marco Brambilla’s new video for the Sphere, created with AI

The King reclaims his throne in an immersive video that will play during U2’s concerts at the city’s new $2.3bn entertainment complex

Mexico’s Sfer Ik launches $100,000 award to support creation of AI art project

The Tulum-based art space is putting out an open call, with the winner receiving cash and a two-month residency

Technologyanalysis

A question of attribution: just how useful can AI tools be?

Connoisseurs and app makers agree on one thing: artificial intelligence-driven apps may supplement but do not replace the human eye and expertise in assessing a picture’s authorship

What the latest US court ruling means for AI-generated art’s copyright status

A judge said the absence of a “guiding human hand” disqualified the AI-generated image from copyright protection, but other generative art may still qualify

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Is AI generating an ‘averaged’, one-sided, view of art history?

Artists are getting creative to counter visual language being skewed by image-generating apps that average out scraped stock photos and social media files into “mean images”

AI might now be powerful enough to be ‘using’ artists

It is time to think about the extent to which technology itself has power over us, independent of people in tech companies

'Go outside and protect what already exists': AI-generated dawn chorus of songbirds has a sinister edge

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg's immersive collaboration with Superblue highlights declining numbers of songbirds

Pioneering AI artist wins inaugural $100,000 award from New York's Guggenheim and LG

Stephanie Dinkins wins prize that celebrates excellence in works at the intersection of art and technology

New US copyright rules protect only AI art with ‘human authorship’

The US Copyright Office has eased its stance in new guidelines, and a decision on a comic book created using artificial intelligence

Art world AI-nxiety: what is artificial intelligence and how are artists using it?

Plus, the AI photography scandal at the Sony World Photography Awards

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Press officers move over: Gagosian employs ChatGPT to announce new exhibition

The artificial intelligence chat bot was credited with creating the text for Alex Israel's show in Rome

The camera never lies? Creator of AI image rejects prestigious photo award

Boris Eldagsen has accused the Sony World Photograph Awards of failing to distinguish between a photograph and a DALL-E 2-created image, while the organisers condemn a ‘deliberate attempt at misleading us’

The revolution may be randomised: new Damien Hirst project lets buyers generate their own 'Spin' NFTs

The British artist's latest venture, a tech-heavy development of the Spin Paintings launched in 1992, touches all the tech buzzwords as collectors order one-off NFTs from a dashboard menu

AI and art: how recent court cases are stretching copyright principles

Two specialists from a leading London law firm analyse the issues raised in recent lawsuits relating to the use of artwork images by tech companies in order to “train” their artificial intelligence tools