How Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum is using AI to unravel new artistic mysteries

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Many museums around the world use AI to identify fake paintings or to measure the quality of the art exhibited.

Speaking at the TNW conference, Robert G. Erdmann – Principal Scientist and Full Professor at the Rijksmuseum and the University of Amsterdam – gave examples of how the museum is using AI to unravel new artistic mysteries.

To create a five-minute video of the Lidded Ewer, a work of art by Adam van Vianen, the museum photographer took 1,000 images of the object. However, if you want to play a high resolution five minute clip, those frames might not generate enough frames. The museum therefore used AI to superficially insert images and increase the resolution.