Scientists Defined the Most Creative Artists in the World

American IT engineers developed a computer algorithm that assesses the creativity of a painting through originality of the product and its influential value.

IT engineers of Rutgers State University of New Jersey (Piscataway, NJ) developed a computer algorithm that assesses the creativity of a painting. To measure the creativity of the artist who created the painting, the scientists evaluate it though the originality of the product (number of unusual elements) and its influential value (number of elements reproduced by other artists). Using the algorithm scientists compared 62,000 paintings and demonstrated who created the most outstanding paintings within the context of art history. The algorithm defined three leaders: Edvard Munch, Roy Lichtenstein, and Kazimir Malevich.


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Scientists say that the results of the experiment are hard to interpret as far as the algorithm is able to evaluate originality. They plan to continue working with the software and develop a similar program for music and literature.

(On the cover: The Scream by Edvard Munch.)

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