Vote for robot-created paintings in a new contest

Robo art: Artwork by Picassnake, a robot developed at the University of Manitoba, for the robotart.org contest. — AFP Relaxnews Art and technology enthusiasts have a chance to become AI-art critics of work by 14 non-human painters. Fourteen university and high school teams from Taiwan to Manitoba have built robots to make paintings for the competition. The contest was initiated by Andrew Conru, founder of FriendFinder Networks and Compute.org, a nonprofit foundation that makes grants to Internet and software start-ups, among a number of other Internet-related organisations. Also an amateur painter, Conru sought to combine aesthetics and technology and to spur the development of artificial intelligence, image processing and robotics. “Art is one of the signs of humanity,” he says. “Being able to let technology to share in its creation is…


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