Weekly ArtNews – 16.11

Every Monday, we prepare our selection of the previous week’s more important news. This week, you can read about: 

AI-Generated Animations, Fashion Insiders About Industry Changes, “Deepfake” Music, Shutterstock Acquires AI-Driven Music Platform

AI Can Learn With Practically No Data. A radical new technique can teach a model to identify more objects than the number of examples it is trained on. (Technology Review)

Sunglasses-Style AR Headset. Following its consumer debut in South Korea, Nreal is getting ready to expand the availability of its sunglasses-style AR headset to Japan (RoadtoVR)

Human-Machine Art. Artist Sougwen Chung wanted collaborators, so she designed and built a robot and started to paint together. (WashingtonPost)

Music and Memory. Former ballet dancer with Alzheimer reacts to Swan Lake music. (Guardian)

Shutterstock Acquires AI-Driven Music Platform. Amper Music enables its users to create and customize original music by using over 1 million individual audio samples. (Business Music)

Amazon Sues Influencers And Merchants. Amazon filed a lawsuit for advertising, promoting and facilitating the sale of counterfeit goods on Instagram and TikTok (CNBC).

“Deepfake” Music. Artificial intelligence is being used to create new songs seemingly performed by Frank Sinatra and other dead stars. Will it end well for the music industry? (Guardian

World’s Largest Fur Auction House, Shuts Down. Kopenhagen Fur is closing down after the government ordered a mass cull of minks to fight the spread of coronavirus. (FashionNetwork)

AI-Generated Animations. Paris-based artist, Stanislas Chaillou created a series of AI-generated animations that blend different plant species together. (DesignBoom

Fashion Insiders About Industry Changes. Designer Prabal Gurung, Farfetch CEO José Neves, CFDA’s Steven Kolb, and Vestiaire Collective’s Clara Chappaz talk about how Covid is changing the fashion industry. (FastCompany)

French Fashion King, World’s Second Richest.  Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH, is worth $137 billions (CNBC)