How artists use AI and AR: collaborations with Google Arts & Culture

For centuries, creative people have turned
tools into art
, or come up with inventions to change how we
think about the world around us. Today you can explore the
intersection of art and technology through two new experiments,
created by artists in collaboration with the Google Arts &
Culture Lab, only recently announced at Google
I/O 2019
.

Created by artists Molmol Kuo & Zach Lieberman, Weird Cuts lets
you make collages using augmented reality. You can select one of
the cutouts shown in the camera screen to take a photo in a
particular shape. The resulting cut-out can then be copy-pasted
into the space around you, as seen through your camera’s eye.
Download the app, available on iOS and Android, at g.co/weirdcuts.

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Weird cuts in action 

Want to design your very own artwork with AI? Artist duo Pinar
& Viola and Google engineer Alexander Mordvintsev—best known
for his work on DeepDream—used
machine learning to create a tool to do so. To use Infinite Patterns, upload an
image and a DeepDream algorithm will transform and morph it into a
unique pattern. For Pinar & Viola it is the perfect way to find
new design inspirations for fashion by challenging one’s
perception of shape, color and reality.

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Infinite Patterns

These experiments were created in the Google
Arts & Culture Lab
, where we invite artists and coders to
explore how technology can inspire artistic creativity.
Collaborations at the Lab gave birth to Cardboard, the affordable VR
headset, and
Art Selfie
, which has matched millions of selfies with works of
art around the world.

To continue to encourage this emerging field of art with machine
intelligence, we’re announcing the Artists + Machine
Intelligence Grants
for contemporary artists exploring creative
applications of machine learning. This program will offer artists
engineering mentorship, access to core Google research, and project
funding.

Machine learning and artificial intelligence are greats tool for
artists, and there’s so much more to learn. If you’re curious
about its origins and future, dive into the online exhibition
AI:
More than Human
” by the Barbican Centre, in which some of the
world’s leading experts, artists and innovators explore the
evolving relationship between humans and technology.

You can try our new experiments as well as the digital exhibition
on the Google Arts & Culture app for iOS
and
Android
.

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How artists use AI and AR: collaborations with Google Arts & Culture