Google Cloud Neural Networks worked with its artificial intelligence (AI) software to create art. But not just any art, but the art of non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
The AI turned Bored Ape Yacht Club’s 10,000 NFTs into machine-made works of art. These works of art come in the form of abstract paintings. But when viewed up close, the paintings take on the appearance of monkey shapes resembling the famous Yuga Labs collection.
The project was named Artsy Monke, combining the inspiration of BAYC’s monkeys and the artistry and artistry of the final product. According to an official statement, Artsy Monke has used years of advances in AI as well as image streaming techniques. All images were created through Google’s collaborative notebook service, Colab, in combination with cloud computing.
Google AI can reinvent these NFTs via textual description and not just reference images. For these pieces, BAYC’s NFTs were handed over to the AI as “a loose canvas on which to frame generative art,” said CryptoGrims, the AI’s artist-in-residence.
CryptoGrims called the initial response mind-blowing, tweeting, “That’s what happens when tech meets art.”
That’s what happens when #Technology meets #art.
10,000 unique pieces of original monkey art painted by artificial intelligence trained to learn from 14 million images of every subject that has ever existed. pic.twitter.com/fVWhprUGV9
—Grims (@cryptogrims) June 24, 2022
That’s what happens when technology meets art.
10,000 unique pieces of original monkey art painted by artificial intelligence trained to learn from 14 million images on every subject that has ever existed.
The artist said that after the initial image canvas feed, they had to train the AI to paint in “the twenty different art styles we pre-selected, and then run multiple servers for several weeks to achieve the desired results.”
Although some of the images can easily be compared to BAYC originals, the complexity of these Artsy Monke creations is unparalleled.
Some of the Artsy Monke pieces have entire micro-worlds digitally painted in the vague outline of a monkey, while others are simply collages of futuristic monkey-like elements.
Unlike the generally high prices of BAYC NFTs, this collection of 10,000 coins started with a price of just 0.001 ETH, which at the time of the sale was equivalent to $1.40.. However, the collection sold out soon after it was published on OpenSea.
According to its creators, the NFT also acts as a utility token so holders can participate in Artsy Monke games and more. “We wanted Artsy Monke to be a work of art that could be hung on the wall, but also, using Web3 technology, we could allow holders to access Artsy Monke games and earn real money. “. The more Monke NFTs you have, the more games you can play and the more money you can earn,” said Dan Hovey, the blockchain developer behind the project.
This BAYC-inspired project comes as the original collection is still a hot item on the market. Last month, hundreds of BAYC owners signed up to offer their NFTs for rent to outside brands. Shortly after, the clothing brand Old Navy puts on sale a T-shirt with a rental suit.
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