World’s Best Robot Artist – A ‘Masterpiece’ Of Technology

World’s Best Robot Artist – A ‘Masterpiece’ Of Technology

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This robot, also known as CloudPainter is the world’s best robot artist. The robot is the the brainchild of Pindar Van Arman, is a masterpiece of modern technology and artificial intelligence. The robot functions using a variety of AI and feedback loops.

The most important algorithm in the latest iteration of the CloudPainter is its feedback loops: The machine constantly watches the progress of the paintings and makes decisions based on how well or bad it is going.

Pindar says when he first started working on his invention a number of years ago, the machine did little more than connect dots but, over time, the machine began to fill in shapes, and later began to use artificial intelligence to create compositions, balance contrast, select colour palettes, and use algorithms to independently work without Pindar's influence.

I like bringing the digital world into the actual world. My art is about trying to understand creativity. This project has made me realise that computational creativity is actually getting pretty close to ours and I think that sooner than we’ll realise, it will catch up. But when this happens, don’t expect a bunch of robot artists to just start creating art. At its core, art is when one person tries to communicate something to another person regardless of medium. Until a robot is a person, it really doesn’t have anything to communicate with other people. But that doesn’t mean computers will not be able to create endless amounts of beautiful artefacts for us to enjoy aesthetically.
Pindar Van Arman, Inventor of CloudPainter

The CloudPainter was recently crowned the champion of the RobotArt Competition - an event that sees submissions of the greatest robot-created artworks across the globe, including 19 teams and more than 100 works.

Included in the array of works submitted by CloudPainter's inventor, Pindar Van Arman, were the likes of portraits made with multiple neural networks, a variety of AI and feedback loops, as well as a reproduction of Cezanne's Houses at L'Estaque, from 1880.

For many of the pieces in this year's Robot Art Competition, not only did Pindar's creations independently paint the artwork, but also imagined the images they were creating without a source image, needing to be be supplied.

(With inputs from AP)

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