Technology is infiltrating the creative sector in a big way. How will it change the processes of artwork, and how can creativity be taught to machines? It’s these questions AKQA and Google set out to answer with the creation of Somesthetic Transfer, an AI machine that takes the texture of pre-existing artwork, digitises it and applies it to another artistic project in a way a human wouldn’t have visualised it. AKQA executive R&D director Tim Devine has a chat about what this means for the future of art.

The future is here

For a few days in early January, Las Vegas becomes the centre of the technology universe thanks to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). As the world's largest consumer technology show, it stands to reason that there are many incredible products and innovations to be found each year.