Mark Zuckerberg gets the AI treatment .

The Most Famous Artist is all about reverse-engineering art to discovery what works on social media. In his latest programme, he’s use artificial intelligence to create like-able and sell-able project that also comments on AI’s potential to kill jobs and industries.

Earlier this month the artist, known as Matty Mo, painted three soon-to-be demolished mansions in Los Angeles bright pink. They became a hit for photoshoots and selfies, or in Mo’s parlance, an “Instagram honeypot.” He’s moved onto his next project looking into AI and tech. The show kicked off Tuesday with a one-day gallery pop-up in downtown San Francisco.

Mo said his big, public stunts like the pink homes are what he considers “interrogations.” For that project he was looking into gentrification and community. With his latest programme, “Artificial Intelligence: The Purpose of Art As We Know It” he’s starting a conversation about big data, robots, and AI in everyday life.

He worked with anonymous hackers to make large portraits of digitized and filtered faces of factory workers, artwork traders, pilots, artists, taxi drivers all professions he believes won’t exist once machines can do a better job.

To stimulate the portraits he constructed his own proprietary AI-assisted computer program that takes images and online filters to create stylized prints of everyday people and celebrities, like Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, performer Kanye West, and reality depict superstar Kim Kardashian West. Mo mentions all these people will be impacted by an AI takeover or are helping propel this technology.

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For his gallery demonstrate he used only filters based on the artist Chuck Close but his program can take in any style and photo( he looked for iconic images online) and create large pieces that he tests out on Instagram to see how many likes and purchase clicks he gets.

Elon Musk with a Chuck Close-style filter.

At the gallery Tuesday afternoon Mo said “great artists use the tools of our time to tell the story of our time.” He wanted to present the work in a traditional artwork space to show how something can be perceived as beautiful art without just knowing that a robot or computer program stimulated the run. He believes knowing how it’s attained can change its perception.

Pilots, factory worker, and taxi drivers are getting pushed out by AI.

After Tuesday’s showing, the work lives on online, where the portraits are going for about $500. His computer program is still being shaped and reading his preferences as he teaches it to eventually create stylized publications that are optimized to do well on a platform like Instagram.

As Mo mentioned, “It’s AI facilitating artists or artists facilitating AI.”

Welcome to the future.

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