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AI is creating new types of art, and new types of artists

An undated handout image of artwork created using DeepDream, which researchers at Google developed in 2015. Newer work at Google, with Project Magenta, involves music, and has led to creation of a tool called NSynth. (Handout via The New York Times) — NO SALES; FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY WITH STORY SLUGGED AI CREATIVITY BY METZ FOR AUG. 14, 2017. ALL OTHER USE PROHIBITED.

The ultimate idea is not to replace artists but to give them tools that allow them to create in entirely new ways.

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