Art and science are in continual dialogue and have been symbiotic and antagonistic in their relationship to revolutionary ideas. From machines, which through the history of science have simultaneously threatened, resembled and influenced the human body, to industry and how it has affected the environment and our landscapes, both artists and scientists have continued to question the idea of progress in our changing world.
In 1991 – the early days of AI – the Science Museum exhibited the Portrait Drawing Robot, which drew pictures simply by processing images of its sitters captured through its camera. It registered the thickness of the lines it saw and converted them into instructions to determine whether the lines on the paper needed to be coarse, fine, straight or curved.
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