This AI-generated sculpture is made from the shredded remains of the computer that designed it

<em>Dio</em>, the AI-generated sculpture

AI art is having a moment. There are record-breaking auctions, artistic controversies, and debates about the nature of creativity But here’s something new: an AI-generated sculpture made from the ground remains of the computer used to design it.

It’s the work of New York artist Ben Snell, and is currently up for sale at London auction house Phillips. It’s perhaps the third signification auction of AI art in recent months, but it’s the first sculpture to go under the hammer. Christie’s sold a printed AI portrait last October while Sotheby’s auctioned a video installation of AI art back in March.

Snell’s piece, named Dio, follows the basic methodology of these earlier…

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