AI Compares Photojournalism with the Art from the Tate Collection

Recognition, winner of IK Prize 2016 for digital innovation, is an artificial intelligence program that compares up-to-the-minute photojournalism with British art from the Tate collection. Over three months from 2 September to 27 November, Recognition will create an ever-expanding virtual gallery: a time capsule of the world represented in diverse types of images, past and present.

Tate Recognition

A display at Tate Britain accompanies the online project offering visitors the chance to interrupt the machine’s selection process. The results of this experiment – to see if an artificial intelligence can learn from the many personal responses humans have when looking at images – will be presented on this site at the end of the project.

The software that powers Recognition incorporates a range of artificial intelligence technologies that simulate how humans see and understand visual images, including: object recognition, facial recognition, composition analysis, and context analysis.

The Recognition gallery is an astounding piece to explore in its entirety. Head at