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Ex Machina (2022)
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EX MACHINA (2022)

Neural Network Self-Portraits

Artist - Wes Viz

using DALL-E  by OpenAI

'EX MACHINA' is a series of self-portraits created using OpenAI's DALL-E neural network. These pieces were chosen to be a part of the RealDreams artificial intelligence showcase in London in 2022.

I was selected to be a part of OpenAI's artist program giving me early access to the extremely advanced DALL-E neural network.

The following portraits were created using only a text prompt to describe myself, at no point were images of myself fed into the network.

These portraits gave rise to many questions during the artistic process:

 

Is the text prompt really the self-portrait ?

Is a neural network a tool - or could this be considered a collaboration?

As new artforms emerge, new questions about our interactions with technology will arise. New language will emerge.

 

To Prompt is To Dream

What dreams will come out of the Machine?

Ex Machina Wes Viz, self portrait, neural network, ai, artifcial intelligence, aipainting, ai painting, wes viz, artist, digital art, dalle
Ex Machina Wes Viz, self portrait, neural network, ai, artifcial intelligence, aipainting, ai painting, wes viz, artist, digital art, dalle
Ex Machina Wes Viz, self portrait, neural network, ai, artifcial intelligence, aipainting, ai painting, wes viz, artist, digital art, dalle
Ex Machina Wes Viz, self portrait, neural network, ai, artifcial intelligence, aipainting, ai painting, wes viz, artist, digital art, dalle
Ex Machina Wes Viz, self portrait, neural network, ai, artifcial intelligence, aipainting, ai painting, wes viz, artist, digital art, dalle
Ex Machina Wes Viz, self portrait, neural network, ai, artifcial intelligence, aipainting, ai painting, wes viz, artist, digital art, dalle
Ex Machina Wes Viz, self portrait, neural network, ai, artifcial intelligence, aipainting, ai painting, wes viz, artist, digital art, dalle