Deatil of Portrait of Edmond de Belamy, created by an algorithm, the code of which was written by Parisian collective the Obvious artists. Picture: Christie’s Deatil of Portrait of Edmond de Belamy, created by an algorithm, the code of which was written by Parisian collective the Obvious artists. Picture: Christie’s
Deatil of Portrait of Edmond de Belamy, created by an algorithm, the code of which was written by Parisian collective the Obvious artists. Picture: Christie’s
Enid Tsui
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The Collector by Enid Tsui

Artificial intelligence and art – can machines be creative? Digital artworks show they can

Machines can create pictures but are they art? Two recent portraits generated by an algorithm raise some interesting questions

Deatil of Portrait of Edmond de Belamy, created by an algorithm, the code of which was written by Parisian collective the Obvious artists. Picture: Christie’s Deatil of Portrait of Edmond de Belamy, created by an algorithm, the code of which was written by Parisian collective the Obvious artists. Picture: Christie’s
Deatil of Portrait of Edmond de Belamy, created by an algorithm, the code of which was written by Parisian collective the Obvious artists. Picture: Christie’s
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Enid Tsui

Enid Tsui

Enid joined the Post as senior culture writer in 2015 after a long career as a business and politics journalist at the Financial Times, the Nikkei Asian Review, RTHK Radio 3, and the Economist Group in Hong Kong and in London. She returned as the Post's art editor in 2020 after taking a year off to pursue a Master's degree in art history.