This AI Sees Things in Art That Humans Don’t

The Recognition programme matches a photo of Notting Hill Carnival (Image: Reuters/Peter Nicholls) with a painting by Sir Godfrey Kneller, The Harvey Family, 1721 (Image: Tate) What’s the same about a photo of the most recent Notting Hill Carnival parade and an 18th century portrait of an upper class family? It might not be obvious to a human, but an artificial intelligence programme sees distinct similarities in, say, the composition of the subjects, or colour of their outfits. A new AI project unveiled at the Tate Britain art gallery in London on Friday draws links between current news photos and archival artworks in a bid to help humans think differently about the images they see. Called Recognition, the AI programme compares current photojournalism provided by Reuters with works from the…


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