Riyadh will host on Jan. 23-25 the Artathon competition, which will gather artists and experts on artificial intelligence (AI) under one roof to produce distinctive works of art through AI.
The Artathon, an initiative of the Global AI Summit to be held in Riyadh on March 30-31, will witness the participation of more than 300 people.
Twenty teams will be selected to follow an intensive development program with the support of international experts.
The program will continue from Jan. 26 to March 30, creating visual artworks that will be curated in a special exhibition in Riyadh as part of the summit’s activities.
An international panel of judges drawn from different fields of AI will select 10 concepts of AI art that will then be displayed at the exhibition.
The competition will be open to all nationalities. The 10 best works of art will be awarded cash prizes of more than SR500,000 ($133,280).
Dr. Abdullah bin Sharaf Al-Ghamdi — president of the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority, and chairman of the summit’s Supreme Supervisory Committee — said the Artathon will give inventors in different fields the opportunity to meet and interact. The development program will result in distinctive works of art, he added.
“Around the world there’s a growing movement of AI art, where humans and machines collaborate using AI, machine learning, image analysis and other digital technologies to create new artworks,” he said.