In 2018, the French art group Obvious presented the world with a series of 11 paintings by artificial intelligence. A database of 15 thousand portraits of the 14th – 20th centuries was uploaded to the neural network.

For about a year, the “generative adversarial network" (that’s what the program is called) analyzed them in great detail and created their own canvases – portraits of the fictional French Belami family. One of them, "Portrait of Edmond Belami", was sold at Christieʼs for 432 thousand dollars. Portraits of other family members are also of interest to collectors.

Can we talk about the legitimization of artificial intelligence in the art community and the emergence of a new trend? Is it worth perceiving it as a revolution in the visual arts? How will the art market change after scaling up the project if such creations appear every year? Who primarily owns the copyright to the creations of the algorithms? Let's talk about it at the discussion “AI for the price of a masterpiece. Inhuman art” involving member of with art group Obvious Pierre Fautrel.