AI Robot Paints Its Own Moonscapes in Traditional Chinese Style

VOA News | April 16, 2019

A Hong Kong artist has created an artificial intelligence robot which creates its own paintings. Victor Wong took three years to build and program the robot called A.I Gemini and teach it artistic techniques. Randomness has been written into its algorithm, meaning Wong does not know what it will paint before it begins. The project is called Far Side of the Moon. The robot's AI was fed NASA 3D images of the moon and imagery taken by China's Chang'e-4 lunar rover. It captured images of the dark side of the moon in January. A.I Gemini takes an average of 50 hours to create a blend of landscapes on traditional, fresh xuan paper made from bark and rice straw. The average price for a piece on sale in London is £10,000. Wong designed the robot to use the ancient Chinese art of shuimo to create its paintings, using mainly black ink and water.

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In 1991, Lutron® identified the need for a completely retrofit light control system (LCS). The retrofit requirement drove the communications to be RF-based. Lutron knew that light control in a home or business was operationally essential, therefore ultimate reliability was vital. These systems can never stop working; in fact, they can’t even tolerate latency issues. The required performance standard for a light control system is much higher than for many other systems. The company began analyzing the needs in the global marketplace, investigating possible communication topologies, observing and predicting changes and trends in RF technology and usage, and working through the various frequency bands and their regulatory requirements.

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