In 1715, “The Night Watch” painting by Rembrandt was mutilated to fit on one of the walls of Amsterdam’s City Hall. It was cut down, and the fragments were lost to time. However, through the magic of AI, it was partially restored; three neural networks (machine learning systems) were trained to “paint” pieces derived from another painter’s copy in the style of Rembrandt. Although they seem to have succeeded, the fragments won’t be a permanent addition out of respect for the old master.
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An artificial intelligence model built by Ishanu Chattopadhyay and his colleagues analysed crime data in Chicago from 2014 to 2016 and managed to predict future levels of crime down to the nearest 300 metres, a week before they actually happened. While extremely useful, this artificial intelligence has been shown to expose racial prejudice in law enforcement. Hopefully, as the study’s data and methodology have been made available for others to evaluate, these prejudices can be avoided in the next iteration. Read full article here