Experience British Art with Artificial Intelligence Technologies

Catherine Chapman — Sep 6 2016 Left, Construction takes place next to the Changi Airport control tower for Project Jewel in Singapore, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Edgar Su. Right, L.S. Lowry. Industrial Landscape. 1955. Tate. Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1956. © The estate of L.S. Lowry/ DACS 2016. Creating a snapshot into the museum’s vast collection of British paintings, the Tate Britain now matches artificial intelligence (AI) with photo reportage to explore traditional British art. As part of the museum’s 2016 IK Prize—an annual award for a project seeking to enhance art gallery experience with digital technology—the Recognition project is anchored by a multifaceted algorithm, comparing the similarities between pieces of art with those of up-to-the-minute photojournalism from Reuters. The program will work over a three-month period to produce a virtual gallery…


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