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How the Contradictions of Socialism Make Cuban Art Great

In Cuba, where scientists and artists alike lineup for stale bread and chicken, the arts flourish. Cubans are not hesitant to study the arts and make a living out of being musicians, dancers, artists, or comedians, because it’s not fiscally irresponsible to do so. To promote the arts, every neighbourhood has its own casa de cultura, where anyone can, for free, learn the core principles of Cuban art. One of the more amusing principles is ensuring the artists “keep the censors busy.”

Artificial Intelligence Restores Mutilated Rembrandt Painting

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.

An Enterprise of Solid Gold

In the 1700s, prior to copyright laws, piracy was a respectable business. “Take a book that is selling well, reprint it…then haul in the profit.” But, whilst not illegal, pirating literature was still a risky enterprise; if a copied book was printed too late, it was likely that the demand would have passed. Even so, it was a risk that businessmen were willing to take, especially when Voltaire himself encouraged piracy of his work. 

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