Artificial intelligence has mastered painting

Prisma is the first smartphone app that can separate style and technique from content in a painting. A smartphone app called Prisma has been taking 10 post-Soviet nations by storm, reaching the No. 1 spot in app stores in record time. At first glance, the software does nothing special: It’s a collection of image filters that make photos look like paintings. But the technology is far more complex and troubling: It uses artificial intelligence to completely “repaint” images in any of 20 preset manners, taking a major step toward making painting technique even more irrelevant than it has already been rendered by contemporary art. READ MORE: * Everything you think you know about AI is wrong* Google’s computers are creating songs* Why artificial intelligence could be the ultimate prize Post-Soviet developers are good at…


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