Robbie Watson Portfolio

Machine Learning

Johnny Five can paint
Karel Capek

”My dear Miss Glory, Robots are not people. They are mechanically more perfect than we are, they have an astounding intellectual capacity, but they have no soul… They learn to speak, write, and do arithmetic. They have a phenomenal memory. If one read them the Encyclopedia Britannica they could repeat everything back in order, but they never think up anything original…”

Karel Capek

Whether we like it or not, machine learning and artificial intelligence will play a bigger and bigger role in art and design. Even Adobe offers forms of machine learning in their software – Photoshop has the ability to change lighting direction in a photograph, or force realistic smiles – all with a single click.

These collections of images are the result of feeding images and text into an algorithm, and then painstakingly tweaked until given the desired result. It’s not perfect and still requires post-work in photoshop, adjusting lighting, removing artifacts, and more. But it’s just a glimpse into what we’ll be able to accomplish in the future.

Artwork generated by artificial intelligence