Riyadh: Riyadh is set to host the 'Artathon', a competition which brings together artists and artificial intelligence experts, to create art using advanced artificial intelligence tools, techniques and methods.
The Artathon (combining 'art' with 'hackathon') is an initiative by the Global AI Summit, to explore AI Art and to encourage co-operation in this new field of creativity.
The program begins in January 2020 with a competition to select 20 teams from 300 delegates. The teams will then participate in an intensive development program from 26th January until 30th March to create visual art.
The artworks will be curated into an exhibition which will be held as part of the Global AI Summit, taking place in Riyadh on 30-31 March 2020, said Dr Abdullah Bin Sharaf Al-Ghamdi, President of the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority, and Chairman of the Supreme Supervisory Committee of the Global AI Summit.
An international panel of judges drawn from different fields of AI will select ten concepts of AI Art, which will then be displayed at the exhibition in Riyadh.
The ten best artworks produced through the Artathon will be awarded cash prizes, with SAR500,000 (US$133,000) shared by the top three teams. please see www.theglobalaisummit.com.