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ArtPI Uses AI to Analyze Art Collections

Sudipto Ghosh writes the following for AiThority:

ArtPI is a new interface or API driven by artificial intelligence that’s poised to transform the way art gets discovered, displayed, and sold. It promises to transform art discovery the way Shazam transformed music discovery. 

Philadelphia’s Barnes Foundation was one of the first institutions to adapt ArtPI.

The Barnes first analyzed its extensive collection, which includes a great number of impressionist works. The first round of AI-powered analysis by different computer vision platforms generated some unexpected results: In one instance, the content of the museum’s Renoirs was labeled as stuffed animals. However, once the museum’s works were inputted to ArtPI, some remarkable connections emerged. 

ArtPI detects features and patterns using overarching visual style characteristics based on art theory and history. Built from the ground up specifically for art and drawing on centuries of artworks, ArtPI can find visually similar works, label styles, and eras, recognize subject matter and artist and find connections within a large collection. 

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