Microsoft AI creates ‘new’ Rembrandt painting

Microsoft is showing off its artificial intelligence abilities, with a new program that can produce an ‘original’ Rembrandt painting based on the master’s old works. The project is a collaboration between ING, Microsoft, Delft University of Technology, The Mauritshuis and Museum Het Rembrandthuis. ‘The Next Rembrandt’ project uses AI, capable of deep learning, was imprinted with 346 of Rembrandt’s known works in the hopes that it can create a unique 3D printed image in his style. The computer analysed Dutch master Rembrandt’s work, thoroughly tagged by humans. “We examined the entire collection of Rembrandt’s work, studying the contents of his paintings pixel by pixel,” the project team explained. “To get this data, we analysed a broad range of materials like high resolution 3D scans and digital files, which were upscaled…


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