The first Global AI Art Competition was launched in Beijing, with the aim of encouraging the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and art to tap its industrial potential.
Works from around the world that combine AI with fine arts, music, and literature can be submitted online until September. The prize-winning works will be auctioned in November and exhibited in Beijing and Shanghai in December.
Li Zhu, founder of Innovation Angel Funds, said he sees a promising future for AI art.
"Everyone can demonstrate their artistic ideas with the help of AI. Now we have AI technology that can change a picture's hue and light, compose music, and color cartoons," Li said.
According to Qin Jingyan from the School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Science and Technology Beijing, art is an expression of personal wisdom with intellectual property, while AI is a technology developed by a group. When incorporated with AI, art is no longer a personal thing.
Although AI art is unlikely to become a world-leading art form, it can have practical applications in our everyday lives, said Fu Zhiyong, associate professor at the Academy of Arts and Design at Tsinghua University.
The competition was jointly launched by Tsinghua University, art critique and consulting website ping99.com and Innovation Angel Funds.