Is the internet the new gallery?
In the old world, your first point of call to discover new art would, naturally, have been a gallery. Not so anymore. For the past two years, we’ve been working with Artsy – a group of technologists, engineers and art professionals – who are using the latest in data science and artificial intelligence (AI) to revolutionize the way we discover art.
Artsy’s Art Genome Project has assigned 'genes' to 27,000 artists, based on the characteristics of their work, so it can recommend artists with similar ‘genetic’ traits, introducing people to new artworks. Its engineers are also developing an ‘art brain’ – a piece of artificial intelligence (AI) that will be able to understand the ins and outs of the art market, in the same way as an industry insider. Read about the art brain here.