Tate IK Prize
In 2016, Microsoft partnered with Tate on their annual IK Prize program. The challenge was to use artificial intelligence to explore art in the Tate collection.
In partnership with Tate, Microsoft supported IK Prize 2016 winners Fabrica and developers JoliBrain to create a program that could help uncover the hidden links between art and current events. The result is RECOGNITION, a complex algorithm that uncovers hidden links between current events and art.
Using a computational algorithm, RECOGNITION was able to study a piece of art in the collection and, much as a human would, recognize a range of features.
Recognition incorporated multiple artificial intelligence technologies enabling the artworks from Tate Britain to be matched with news imagery we see and absorb everyday.
Our passionate team of world leading engineers and developers worked closely with Tate Britain, Fabrica and JoliBrain to develop this innovative platform.