Humans Prefer Computer-Generated Paintings
July 31, 2017. WW The full article by Claire Voon, in Hyperallergic.
At Rutgers University’s Art and Artificial Intelligence Laborator, turn
toward using a computational system that role plays as an artist, attempting
to demonstrate creativity without any need for a human mind. More images generated
by the system. The results of this study were published last month in a paper
penned by Ahmed Elgammal, Bingchen Liu, Mohamed Elhoseiny, and Marian Mazzone.
To test their system, the researchers showed the generated artworks to a pool of 18 people to judge, mixed with 50 images of real paintings — half by famous Abstract Expressionists and half shown at Art Basel 2016. The results: participants largely preferred the machine-created artworks to those made by humans .