What if Salvator Dali, René Magritte, Thomas Cole, J.W.M. Turner, Maurice Duchamp, Pablo Picasso, and Henri Rousseau were commissioned to paint 9/11/2001, the decline of Western civilisation, Manhattan 7000 years from now or the destruction of the Prague Castle? Thanks to artificial intelligence (or DALL-E, to be specific) we can guess what their works might look like.

Is it art or not? It depends on your definition of art. In any case, progress of artificial intelligence is undeniable. It is one of the most compelling things happening these days. What used to be science fiction is now for real — and it's just the beginning.

9/11/2001 by René Magritte
9/11/2001 by René Magritte
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9/11/2001 by Thomas Cole, oil painting
9/11/2001 by Thomas Cole, oil painting
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The Destruction of Manhattan by Hieronymus Bosch
The Destruction of Manhattan by Hieronymus Bosch
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The Destruction of the West by Marcel Duchamp
The Destruction of the West by Marcel Duchamp
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11/9/2001 by Henri Rousseau
11/9/2001 by Henri Rousseau
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Abandoned Manhattan, by Dall-E
Abandoned Manhattan, by Dall-E
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11/9/2001 by Pablo Picasso
11/9/2001 by Pablo Picasso
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11/9/2001 by JWM Turner
11/9/2001 by JWM Turner
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The Downfall of the Western Civilisation by Dall-E
The Downfall of the Western Civilisation by Dall-E
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The Destruction of Manhattan by Marcel Duchamp
The Destruction of Manhattan by Marcel Duchamp
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11/9/2001 by JWM Turner
11/9/2001 by JWM Turner
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The Ruins of the Prague Castle by Thomas Cole
The Ruins of the Prague Castle by Thomas Cole
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Destruction of the World Trade Center by Salvator Dali
Destruction of the World Trade Center by Salvator Dali
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Destruction of the World Trade Center by JWM Turner
Destruction of the World Trade Center by JWM Turner
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9/11/2001 by Thomas Cole,
9/11/2001 by Thomas Cole,
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The Destruction of the World Trade Center by René Magritte
The Destruction of the World Trade Center by René Magritte
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The Downfall of Manhattan by Thomas Cole
The Downfall of Manhattan by Thomas Cole
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The Downfall of the Modern Civilization by Thomas Cole
The Downfall of the Modern Civilization by Thomas Cole
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The Downfall of the Modern Civilization by Thomas Cole
The Downfall of the Modern Civilization by Thomas Cole
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The Destruction of the World Trade Center by Gustave Courbet
The Destruction of the World Trade Center by Gustave Courbet
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The Destruction of the World Trade Center by Andy Warhol
The Destruction of the World Trade Center by Andy Warhol
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DALL·E 2022-09-06 Ruins of Manhattan 7000 years from now, with jungle, oil painting by Tho

Thomas Cole (AI): Manhattan in the year 9000, oil painting