I’ve been fascinated by how computers see us when they are competing against us in a video game, taking dictation, or pondering some of our greatest artworks. To discover more of their view of us, I have given an AI (neural network) a set of 600 modern portraits painted in the 1950s to 1990s, and then asked it to reflect what it saw.
The result is a set of portraits that highlight features any human portrait artist would not call forward automatically. The AI focuses on long necks while forgetting the size of the head, the outline of the face while forgetting the nose and eyes and falling in love with the unibrow (well, that one is common for human and AI artists).
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