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Artificial intelligence comes to Tate’s aid

Tate Britain is using artificial intelligence (AI) to compare works from its historic British art collection with the latest news photographs. Recognition, the winning project in the Tate’s Microsoft-sponsored IK Prize, matches paintings with photographs from Reuters based on similarities across four categories: objects, faces, composition and context. The virtual gallery, devised by the communications research centre Fabrica and AI specialists JoliBrain, was awarded £15,000 and a £90,000 development budget. Visitors can judge the results in the gallery and on the Tate’s website until 27 November.