Artificial Intelligence In Art & Fashion: How AI Algorithms Revolutionize Human Culture

By Kristine Walker, Parent Herald May 04, 08:30 pm
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When hearing the words arts and fashion, eccentric designer clothes and Pablo Picasso are probably the first two things that comes in mind. But what if artificial intelligence is added in the picture? Can AI revolutionize human culture or will it create a new culture for themselves?

The rise of artificial intelligence has become one of the most debatable issues in the society today. In fact, the online realm has recently been filled with AI news and discoveries, spawning several questions and stirring controversies about its risks and benefits to humanity.

Artificial intelligence has also made great strides in education, healthcare, environment and businesses. But let's see how AI algorithms will change and influence the art and fashion.

Art in Artificial Intelligence

Today, artificial intelligence algorithms are helping humans in choosing the films to watch, the music to stream or the books to read. But on May 18 at Dartmouth, a different area of intelligence using AI algorithms will be explored.

In the "Turing Tests in the Creative Arts," a thought experiment will be used to ask if artificial intelligence-driven machines have the ability to create sonnets, short stories or dance music that is analogous from human-generated works but not yet advanced. According Phys.org, the experiment is known as the "Imitation Game" aka "Turing Test" by English mathematician and computer scientist Alan Turing.

In conducting the tests, there will be dance music, sonnet and short story contests - the Algorhythms, PoeTix and DigiLit, respectively. But due to the high-level artificial intelligence algorithm for creative work, the output might become a human-machine collaborative work, which can further expand the perspective between creativity and machine-human coevolution.

Artificial Intelligence In Fashion

Speaking of machine-human coevolution, the 2016 Met Gala's theme of "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" is the perfect example of incorporating artificial intelligence in the world of fashion. But what kind of dress will AI create?

New York socialite Lisa Maria Falcone was the muse of the artificial intelligence developed within algorithm editor Grasshopper, along with designer Zaldy Goco, Robert de Saint Phalle of Conduit Projects (an interdisciplinary design and consulting studio) as well as computational designers Nicholas Jacobson and Jared Friedman. However, the team realized that AI does not like to be pushed, Vogue notes.

Despite the fact that artificial intelligence-driven Grasshopper exploded Falcone's dress, the team was determined to drive fashion's technological bounds forward. Fortunately, artificial intelligence was able to speed up the team's otherwise tedious project tenfold.

"Grasshopper exploded the dress!" Falcone recounted. "But then it programmed itself to understand. It just started to remake the dress with no downtime... it was exciting to witness."

As for Goco, he found that you can't teach the artificial intelligence-driven Grasshopper about modesty and some other things necessary in fashion. But the designer stressed AI could be helpful.

"You can't teach modesty!" Goco said. "There's also something that happens with the hand and the mind with the human body that's in the moment. I don't think we'll ever get to it with artificial intelligence, at least not for a very long time... It can't feel whether a proportion is right or if a strap could be a few inches lower but I think it's going to be very, very helpful."

Start Small With Artificial Intelligence

With the emergence of artificial intelligence in almost every field of sciences, it is tempting to incorporate AI into everything but that would be wrong. Artificial intelligence is not similar to a robot brain's supreme intelligence, rather it is a discreet set of functions that can enhance existing processes, CMS Wire reports.

Artificial intelligence is best used as a supplement to humans. Thus, AI won't replace them and the looming robot apocalypse is not yet on the horizon.

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