We have developed a new artistic tool using artificial intelligence. Through ekphrasis and decoupage, the visitor interacts with Raquel-IA proposing, creating and exploring verbal concepts through visual art assisted by artificial intelligence, questioning new meanings by materializing concepts in a visual artistic work, providing symbology and expression to a work through user interaction with the combination of artificial intelligence and knowledge about Art.
By investigating human creativity, understanding the decision-making process, implementing this knowledge in an artificial cognitive system and proposing a model of artistic processes, we have managed to implement "computational creativity" through Raquel-IA Ekphrastic Art; which now possesses the ability to replicate some aspects of human creative artistic behaviour.
The Raquel-IA collaborative development process...
encourages interest in the investigation of the human creative process, defining values on the conceptualization and sequence of an artificial system.
consolidates the multidisciplinary participation of various areas of the arts, neurosciences, linguistics and artificial intelligence, in a collaborative and educational effort.
strengthens the necessary infrastructure in advanced systems and human resources, to achieve and maintain global technological leadership from our technological ecosystem.
Raquel-IA's technology, Ekphrastic Art, firstly reduces the vocabulary to a simplified version of 1000 words, converts each sentence to an ideogram (graphical representation of a concept) and displays each sentence in an illustrative space predefined by the relationships between all the words. of reduced vocabulary. By displaying each ideogram of a sentence in this illustrative space, each ideogram is made to represent a concept regardless of the specific words and grammar. The distance between two sentences is then defined by their semantic similarity. This allows Raquel-IA Ekphrastic Art to "understand" the meaning of each visitor's phrase and choose a relevant work of art for inspirational purposes.
In this illustrative space, Raquel-IA keeps an ekphrastic description - that is, a literary, vivid, sometimes rhetorical description - of paintings, sculptures and photographs. Through a search, Raquel-IA associates in a sophisticated way works in her memory to each sentence of the text that the visitor provides to use them as inspiration for her own work.