Artificial intelligence has found its way even into modern art thanks to the Russian Direct Investment Fund.
Russia's $10 billion sovereign wealth fund teamed up with the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg to launch an exhibition exploring the role of artificial intelligence in culture.
The art show dedicated to the creative capabilities of AI, titled "Artificial Intelligence and Intercultural Dialogue," features 14 artists from 12 countries. Artists worked together with computer programmers and used algorithms to create paintings.
"This is one of the first AI-based art exhibitions in Russia," said Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, Moscow, in a news release. "We see a great interest in AI in the world, and it is no accident that there are works from 12 countries presented at this exhibition. It is both an example of interaction between AI and humans as well as interaction between our countries."
The exhibition is also backed by the $320 billion Public Investment Fund, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund; and the Russia fund's two joint ventures: Russia-China Investment Fund and Russia-Japan Investment Fund, the news release said. RDIF and its partners are investing in AI with the expectation that AI technologies will boost the global economy by $13 trillion by 2030.
The exhibition is open until July 7.