Thursday, August 29, 2019

AImade.art: online store to buy unique artworks generated by Artificial Intelligence

In August 2019 I launched my new digital business: AImade.art. It is an online store where you can buy works of art created by Artificial Intelligence, nicely printed in canvas and shipped anywhere.


The value that AImade.art provides to the customers (individuals and businesses) is the uniqueness of each work of art, because we guarantee that only one copy will ever be sold. AI Art has become a very exclusive trend, with just a few specialized artists. Perhaps that is why the auction of an artwork reached $432k in Christie's in 2018.

The art generation technique is called Generative Adversarial Networks, and it enables machines to learn different painting styles and patterns from real artists by analyzing their paintings.

I adapted two open-source algorithms, StyleGAN-Keras (generate art) and ESRGAN (enhance resolution), and collected a training dataset of over 20.000 public domain oil paintings from WikiArt and the Metropolitan Museum of New York. The training process took over 1200 hours of computing power (Google Cloud GPU) per style (portrait, landscape and abstract).

Then I opened a Shopify store connected with a Printful printing and shipping service, so that the whole process since the customer buys an artwork until she receives it at home is 100% automated.

Hope you like AImade.art online store!