Tate Britain Launches Fabrica’s Artificial Intelligence Installation

A new installation on display until November 27 brings artificial intelligence into London’s Tate Britain for the first time. The winner of Tate’s IK Prize 2016 — an annual commission by Tate in association with Microsoft that awards “digital innovation” — the work “Recognition” was created by Italian communications research center Fabrica. It uses AI to match a constantly updating stream of news images and photojournalism from Reuters with works from the Tate’s extensive collections. Currently on display in a dedicated gallery at Tate Britain and on the website recognition.tate.org.uk, the program uses an algorithm that judges images based on four criteria: object recognition, facial recognition, composition, and by analyzing accompanying text data to match images by context. Through this, Fabrica is hoping to uncover “inspiring, insightful, humorous, and thought-provoking relationships,” according to a statement.…


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