Robotics

A user-friendly approach for active reward learning in robots

In recent years, researchers have been trying to develop methods that enable robots to learn new skills. One option is for a robot to learn these new skills from humans, asking questions whenever it is unsure about how to ...

Machine learning & AI

AI used to reproduce 'lost' Picasso nude

A painting of a naked woman by Pablo Picasso that has been hidden beneath one of his "Blue Period' masterpieces for more than a century has been recreated by UCL scientists using a combination of X-rays, AI and 3D printing.

Machine learning & AI

Artificial intelligence in art: A simple tool or creative genius?

Intelligent algorithms are used to create paintings, write poems, and compose music. According to a study by an international team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the Center of Humans ...

Computer Sciences

Expanding artistic frontiers in artificial intelligence

Dr. Mohammed Elhoseiny, assistant professor of computer science at KAUST, has carved a career out of teaching machines the art of creating art. After finishing his doctoral degree at Rutgers University in 2016, Elhoseiny ...

Engineering

Patterns in Islamic arts inspire stretchy metamaterials

(Tech Xplore)—Scholars have recognized that Medieval Islamic tiling reveals more than beauty; it also reveals mathematical prowess. A report in New Scientist in 2007 discussed how Medieval Islamic designers used elaborate ...

Robotics

String art created by a robot

String art is a technique for the creation of visual artwork where images emerge from a set of strings that are spanned between pins. Now, at TU Vienna this work can be delegated to a robot—an example of a complex task ...

Computer Sciences

Google and MOMA collaboration enlivens modern art connections

The Google Arts & Culture Lab in Paris is making news in the art world. They are on a mission to see how technology can help connect people with culture in new ways—reaching those who otherwise may not be able to see museum ...

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Art

Art is the product or process of deliberately arranging items (often with symbolic significance) in a way that influences and affects one or more of the senses, emotions, and intellect. It encompasses a diverse range of human activities, creations, and modes of expression, including music, literature, film, photography, sculpture, and paintings. The meaning of art is explored in a branch of philosophy known as aesthetics, whereas disciplines such as anthropology, sociology and psychology analyze its relationship with humans and generations.

Traditionally, the term art was used to refer to any skill or mastery. This conception changed during the Romantic period, when art came to be seen as "a special faculty of the human mind to be classified with religion and science". Generally, art is made with the intention of stimulating thoughts and emotions.

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