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AI Robot paints its own moonscapes in traditional Chinese style

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AI Robot paints its own moonscapes in traditional Chinese style

AI Robot paints its own moonscapes in traditional Chinese style

VIDEO SHOWS: ROBOT CREATING PAINTINGS, INTERVIEW WITH ARTIST WHO BUILT AND PROGRAMMED ROBOT, VARIOUS OF EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS IN LONDON GALLERY RESENDING WITH COMPLETE SCRIPT.

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AI Robot paints its own moonscapes in traditional Chinese style

VIDEO SHOWS: ROBOT CREATING PAINTINGS, INTERVIEW WITH ARTIST WHO BUILT AND PROGRAMMED ROBOT, VARIOUS OF EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS IN LONDON GALLERY RESENDING WITH COMPLETE SCRIPT.

SHOWS: HONG KONG, CHINA (FILE) (VICTOR WONG - MUST ON SCREEN COURTESY VICTOR WONG) (MUTE) 1.

BRUSH HELD BY A.I GEMINI BEING DIPPED IN WATER 2.

VARIOUS OF A.I GEMINI PAINTING LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (APRIL 16, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 3.

ARTIST VICTOR WONG STANDING NEXT TO PAINTING 4.

PAINTWORK ON PAINTING 5.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) ARTIST, VICTOR WONG, SAYING: "In history people used state-off-the-art technologies at that time to create art pieces.

Four thousand years ago we started using metal and even clay is an invention right.

So at our current time, artificial intelligence is something state-of-the-art at this moment.

Why not use it to create art?

I think that is the significance, we are using today's latest technologies to create something that can evolve into something that we will continue to explore." HONG KONG, CHINA (FILE) (VICTOR WONG - MUST ON SCREEN COURTESY VICTOR WONG) (MUTE) 6.

VARIOUS OF TIME-LAPSES SHOWING A.I GEMINI PAINTING LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (APRIL 16, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 7.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) ARTIST, VICTOR WONG, SAYING: "Chinese ink painting is something that is really hard to control because the water and the ink and how it combines.

It's really a fascinating way on paper.

So with all this unknown put together with some known data, something unexpected will come up, that is my intention.

I would say I want to see something that I haven't seen before." 8.

VARIOUS OF WONG STANDING AGAINST WALL AS VIDEO IS PROJECTED ONTO HIM 9.

VARIOUS OF PAINTING 10.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) ARTIST, VICTOR WONG, SAYING: "I was inspired by this historical moment that humans start exploring the new area just like A.I.

Gemini and I explore new areas in paintings." HONG KONG, CHINA (FILE) (VICTOR WONG - MUST ON SCREEN COURTESY VICTOR WONG) (MUTE) 11.

A.I GEMINI PAINTING LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (APRIL 16, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 12.

VARIOUS OF PAINTINGS ON WALL 13.

SIGNATURE OF VICTOR WONG HONG KONG, CHINA (FILE) (VICTOR WONG - MUST ON SCREEN COURTESY VICTOR WONG) (MUTE) 14.

A.I GEMINI PAINTING LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (APRIL 16, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 15.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) ARTIST, VICTOR WONG, SAYING: "Is the art created by artificial intelligence, can (it) be named as art?

I think this is a question that not necessarily needs to be answered today.

It may be a future question for future people but I would say at this moment I feel good about what A.I.

Gemini and I created together and to show it to the world and people say 'wow, this is a nice painting'.

If this is a nice painting can it (be) categorized as art?

I think so at this moment." 16.

VIDEO BEING PROJECTED ONTO WALL HONG KONG, CHINA (FILE) (VICTOR WONG - MUST ON SCREEN COURTESY VICTOR WONG) (MUTE) 17.

A.I GEMINI PAINTING IN SPACE (FILE - JANUARY 4, 2019) (CHINA NATIONAL SPACE ADMINISTRATION/CNS - NO USE CHINA) (MUTE) 18.

CHINA'S LUNAR ROVER YUTU-2 OR JADE RABBIT 2 ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE MOON TAKEN BY THE CHANG'E 4 LUNAR PROBE IN SPACE (FILE - JANUARY 3, 2019) (CHINA NATIONAL SPACE ADMINISTRATION/CNS - NO USE CHINA) (MUTE) 19.

LANDSCAPE OF THE FAR SIDE OF THE MOON TAKEN BY THE CHANG'E 4 LUNAR PROBE ZHUHAI, GUANGDONG PROVINCE, CHINA (FILE - NOVEMBER 6, 2018) (WANG XU/CHINA SPACE NEWS - NO USE CHINA) (MUTE) 20.

A MODEL OF THE MOON LANDER FOR CHINA'S CHANG'E 4 LUNAR PROBE ON DISPLAY AT THE CHINA INTERNATIONAL AVIATION AND AEROSPACE EXHIBITION, OR ZHUHAI AIRSHOW XICHANG, SICHUAN PROVINCE, CHINA (FILE - DECEMBER 8, 2018) (REUTERS - NO USE CHINA) (MUTE) 21.

A LONG MARCH-3B ROCKET CARRYING CHANG'E 4 LUNAR PROBE TAKING OFF FROM THE XICHANG SATELLITE LAUNCH CENTER IN SICHUAN PROVINCE STORY: A Hong Kong artist has created an artificial intelligence robot which creates its own unique paintings, asking the question: can a robot have an imagination?

Victor Wong took three years to build and programme the robot called A.I Gemini and teach it artistic techniques.

Randomness has been written into its algorithm, meaning Wong does not know what it will paint before it begins.

Wong's latest project is called 'Far Side of the Moon'.

3D NASA images of the moon were fed into the robot's AI (artificial intelligence), as well as images of the dark side of the moon captured by China's Chang'e-4 lunar rover in January.

A.I Gemini takes an average of 50 hours to create a blend of 3D landscapes on traditional, fresh xuan paper made from bark and rice straw.

The average price for a piece on sale in London is £10,000 ($13,000).

Speaking at the 3812 London Gallery, where his latest exhibition is running until May 11, Wong explained why he used lunar imagery as a base for the work.

"I was inspired by this historical moment, that humans start (are) exploring the new area just like A.I.

Gemini and I explore new areas in paintings." Wong designed the robot to use the ancient Chinese art of shuimo to create its paintings, using mainly black ink and water, blending ancient techniques with artificial intelligence technology.

"At our current time, artificial intelligence is something state-of-the-art at this moment.

Why not use it to create art?," he said.

"I think that is the significance, we are using today's latest technologies to create something that can evolve into something that we will continue to explore," he added.

Other artists are using artificial intelligence for ink jet-printed artwork, but Wong believes A.I Gemini is the first to create shuimo pieces.

Wong, who is also the director of Asian visual effects company vfxNova, answered the question: Can work created by a robot be considered art?

"At this moment I feel good about what A.I.

Gemini and I created together and to show it to the world and people say wow this is a nice painting.

If this is a nice painting can it (be) categorized as art?

I think so at this moment," he said.



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