AI paintings of Chinese landscapes pass as human-made 55% of the time, research by Princeton student shows

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  • Friday, 04 Dec 2020

An AI algorithm that creates Chinese landscape paintings was shown to fool human evaluators 55% of the time, beating other AI art. The algorithm was trained on nearly 2,200 high-quality Chinese paintings, but its own art was made from original sketches. — SCMP

Artificial intelligence has already proven capable of producing music and novels, but now a student at Princeton University has shown that it can also create Chinese landscape paintings that are good enough to fool human evaluators – sometimes.

As part of her undergraduate research, Alice Xue studied whether a machine could pass a Visual Turing Test by producing images that people cannot tell were made by a machine. Xue trained an algorithm using 2,192 traditional Chinese landscape paintings collected from art museums. The resulting AI-generated paintings were mistaken for being made by humans 55% of the time.

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