Machine Learning Art Projects by J. Rosenbaum

Machine learning art and projects in development. These projects comprise my experimentations and research into machine learning art and the research for my PhD exploring computer perceptions of gender. My artificial intelligence art centers around gender as its key theme and aims to increase representation of gender minorities in Artificial Intelligence art, but also explores representation and bias in image classification and everyday uses of machine learning where bias may interfere with people outside the gender binary. Click on the image for further information about each of these projects.

An artwork of a transgender figure classically posed on a plinth and looking at their phone. This artwork has an augmented overlay produced using AI style transfer.
Beyond the Binary
A series of artworks exploring passing and non-passing transness. Made with 3D modeling, AI style transfer and Augmented Reality, these works are named after pronouns and use laser cutting, prints and AR to explore the depth beneath the surface.
An art print of bark that has been warped into an abstract image by a deep neural network
[un]natural
A series of works exploring environmental concerns through photography, 3D modeling, artificial intelligence and augmented reality.
An image generated using artificial intelligence art generator technique known as a GAN this work resembles a stone sculpture of a body that is crumbling.
Hidden Worlds
Using a Generative Adversarial Network and augmented reality along with a neural network generating captions for the works this augmented reality installation explores gender through the lens of computer vision.
Promotional image for Uncanny Valley, a hand holds a phone up to a machine learning GAN generated face. The phone is taking a selfie where the persons face has been overlaid with the face in the machine learning art.
Uncanny Valley
A look at representation and masking using generative adversarial networks to generate images of faces and then using facial recognition and detection to apply those to people’s faces in Snapchat.
An artwork showing a grid of AI generated images that form a mosaic of a computer generated face. All of the faces in the grid have been created using AI and a deep convolutional generative adversarial network.
Set in Stone
a series of images created using a custom dataset and a generative adversarial network exploring gender and gender bias.
Part of a series of artworks creating a narrative this image is generated by a text caption in ATTNGAN. Apparently of a person holding an umbrella in the rain. The umbrella like shape is yellow.
An AI art installation created with a series of chained together ,a nine learning algorithms which all work together to create an exploration of computer creation and perceptions of gender

These artworks all explore similar themes, gender and identity, but with a machine learning focus. By using artificial intelligence algorithms I am not only collaborating with my computer but exploring gender beyond the binary. Machines were thought to be locked into a binary. Ones and zeroes, the building blocks of computing. But machine learning is teaching us that we can move beyond that, each neuron in a neural network activates in shades of gray and each one contributes to the end result, to the whole of the art generated. Gender is similar. We are not coded in a set binary but capable of moving beyond that, shades of gray that are unique to every individual and work together to make us who we are.

Collaboration with machines is the future of art. The future of everything. But that doesn’t have to mean a loss of creativity or losing our traditions, it’s a new way to explore. Like the camera, or pre tubed and sealed paints and pre prepared canvases, AI is a tool to help augment art and art creation. Another world to explore.

Augmented reality is another new wave, rather than replace reality it is about adding on to it, a layer on top of our own, a screen’s width away. Uniting the two, augmented reality and artificial intelligence, allows us to shape our world and our work. These things can be used for nefarious purposes, but I like to think that they can also be used for the greater good. To bring art and life into the world. To add beauty and fun and color to a world increasingly devoid of joy. My work is about raising awareness of gender minorities and lifting us up, but it is also showing the power of uniting these two powerful technologies for something other than a corporate end.