Ahmed Elgammal

Ahmed Elgammal is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at Rutgers University, where he is also the founder and director of the Art and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. His research on knowledge discovery in art history and AI art generation, received wide international media attention, including reports in The Washington Post, The New York Times, NBC News, The Daily Telegraph, Science News, New Scientist and many others. In 2017, an Artsy editorial acclaimed his work on AI generated art as “the biggest artistic achievement of the year.” In 2016, a TV segment about his research, produced for PBS, won an Emmy award.

When a Machine Becomes an Artist

Dec 22, 2018

If a machine is programmed to create art on its own, who gets the credit? When artificial intelligence has been used to create works of art, a human artist has always exerted a significant element of control over the creative process. But what if a machine were programmed to create...

Can Artificial Intelligence Create Art?

Dec 01, 2018

In October, Christie’s became the first auction house to sell a piece of AI art. With AI becoming incorporated into more aspects of our daily lives, from writing to driving, it’s only natural that artists would also start to experiment with artificial intelligence. In fact, Christie’s just sold its first piece of AI art — a...