AI art created aboard the International Space Station

With groundbreaking data storage and edge processing aboard the International Space Station, AI-generated art has been created paving the way for a new era

Artist Cecilie Waagner Falkenstrøm and her technology team at ARTificial Mind have advanced digital art with a first-of-its-kind artificial intelligence (AI) created in space with the help from NASA.

The AI and blockchain artwork orbits the Earth aboard NASA’s part of the International Space Station (ISS). It takes the form of a hybrid AI-Blockchain algorithm and uses data from the cosmic radiation that it experiences aboard the ISS. 

This AI technology is trained on thousands of images of existing planets, stars, and nebulas across the cosmos. It uses these images to generate images of its own unique celestial objects.  

By utilising groundbreaking data and edge processing technology, ARTificial Mind and NASA have paved the way for a new era in digital art.

“Something new is being made in space,” said artist Falkenstrøm.

“Thanks to NASA and CASIS, the International Space Station is truly an incredible test bed for new technologies and now also a home for the creation of digital art,” she added. 

The artwork is part of a global STEAM initiative and an immutable data storage, edge processing demonstration currently running aboard the ISS. This initiative is led by stealth start-up Lonestar, open-source leader Canonical, and leading space mission integrator Redwire Corporation.

Falkenstrøm and ARTificial Mind also teamed up with tech-art not for profit MindFuture Foundation to help launch the project. 

Harnessing data from cosmic radiation experienced aboard the ISS orbiting Earth at, the pioneering AI algorithm mines thousands of space images and space tokens to be distributed on a blockchain.

It also draws upon images from NASA’s deep space photographs and each image is generated by the AI as one-of-a-kind and embedded as a non-fungible token (NFT).

Technology has impacted the way art is created and enjoyed for years. 

As technology advances, cameras and software like Photoshop have redefined the way art is created and enjoyed. Now, AI is playing its own role in the creation of art. It has the ability to eliminate costly tasks which leaves less time for artists to have a chance at making a living from their art, and some believe it will disrupt the industry in years to come.

ARTificial Mind is an art-tech studio founded by Falkenstrøm that develops machine learning (ML) and blockchain technologies to provoke reflections about the human condition. 

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