Uncanny valley: welcome to the era of “ultra-realistic” robot art

On October 25, 2018, a painting of a fictional man named Edmond de Belamy sold for $432,500 at Christie’s, well above its high estimate of $10,000. “Here is the future,” the auctioneer said as he unveiled the blurry, off-center portrait. Why? Because it had been “painted” by a Generative Adversarial Network (GAN) formed on a … Read more