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The AI-Art Gold Rush Is Here

An artificial-intelligence “artist” got a solo show at a Chelsea gallery. Will it reinvent art, or destroy it?

AI-generated “faceless portraits” by Ahmed Elgammal and AICAN. Photo: Artrendex Inc./The Atlantic

The images are huge and square and harrowing: a form, reminiscent of a face, engulfed in fiery red-and-yellow currents; a head emerging from a cape collared with glitchy feathers, from which a shape suggestive of a hand protrudes; a…

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Ian Bogost

Ian Bogost

Writer and Game Designer. Georgia Tech, The Atlantic, Persuasive Games, Object Lessons, etc. http://bogost.com, http://theatlantic.com/author/ian-bogost/

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