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Christie’s in New York to auction painting produced by artificial intelligence for around $10,000

A painting produced by artificial intelligence will be auctioned by Christie’s in an auction tomorrow – Thursday, 25th October 2018 – in New York.

The portrait, called Edmond de Belamy (main picture), is believed to be the first piece of AI art to go under the hammer at a major auction house and is created by French art collective “Obvious”.

The AI system compares its own portraits against ones made by human artists and works on them until it is unable to tell the difference between the two. 

Christie’s appears to have placed a valuation on the painting in the range of $7,000 to $10,000. (See picture below.)

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