A Controversial Artwork Created by AI has Hauled in $435,000 at Auction


A portrait created using an AI program has fetched $435,000 in auction at Christie’s, blowing the expected price of $7,000 to $10,000 out of the water. It’s the first auction for an AI-generated portrait, sold to an anonymous bidder. It signals “the arrival of AI art on the world auction stage,” Christie’s said.

That's...about all there is to know unless you want to hop into the debate about crediting original authors of open source code. I'm a bit shocked at the price tag given the infinitely-reproducible nature of the work. Someone please explain this to me.


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