Art forgeries cannot slip under this AI’s radar

Nov 24, 2017, 5:23 AM EST
(Source: Blagovest Zerliev/flickr)
(Source: Blagovest Zerliev/flickr)

The time-consuming and expensive process of detecting art forgeries is likely to get much simpler with a new AI system that needs just a look at the brushstrokes in the art piece to spot the fakes.

Researchers from Rutgers University and the Atelier for Restoration & Research of Paintings in the Netherlands have trained their system to break down the paintings into individual strokes and then identify features characteristic to a particular artist, notes MIT Technology Review.

The researchers are scaling up the technology for application to Impressionist art where brushstrokes lack clarity, which will dramatically pace up validation process in the art industry, writes Engadget