Pindar Van Arman With Kitty Simpson

Our children are growing up in an AI-augmented world that’s being profoundly changed by technology. In this series, each child’s portrait was painted by a robot and paired with a prediction of how their lives will be different from their parents.

The Portraits

The Process

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By Pindar Van Arman and Kitty Simpson

Pindar Van Arman’s artwork is an exploration of the artistic process, and how close artificial intelligence comes to human creativity. Over 15 years, his painting robots evolved from making backgrounds to using AI algorithms. Then he was inspired by Minsky’s The Society of Mind, which theorized that the human mind was a collection of smaller interactive intelligences, each of which surfaced when needed. As his robot’s algorithms started competing for control of the brush, they became creative. 

Kitty Simpson was born and raised in the Netherlands. Originally from a career in technology, she has been a longtime portrait and fine art photographer. Her work focuses on removing distractions and capturing the core of each subject. In addition to photography, she transforms her own original high-resolution photography into digital art.

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