IPHS 300: Artificial Intelligence for the Humanities: Text, Image, and Sound

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 2019

Abstract

Sophisticated generative models have been some of the most obviously impressive achievements of AI in the past decade. Indeed, AI has approached or achieved human-level performance in a variety of domains, with a particular focus placed on artistic disciplines. Because writing a value function for this kind of model is effectively impossible, these models are notoriously difficult to evaluate. My aim was to create such a model, and in doing so elucidate the characteristics of successful generative AI and explore how generative models can be adapted successfully to new domains. And more broadly, I hoped to create a model capable of producing good sculpture, although I have no intention of evaluating what it means for a sculpture to be good.

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