Al or ALAgrApHY is a Paris-based heptaglot cosmopilitan artist (painter, photographer and filmmaker) and scientist (PhD in complex systems, Data Scientist and expert in artificial intelligence and its applications to natural language processing with a Postdoc at the University of Pierre et Marie Curie). ALAgrApHY builds drawing machines and teaches them using algorithms how to make art and is considered a pioneer in AI Art. More specifically he generates meta-mosaics made up of thousands of components, ususally unique faces of non-existing people of all origins, ages and genders to paint humanity with all colors of diversity. His artwork Dormant Muses (/Muses Endormie/) based on the Children of the Cloud (2016) that were generated with AI trained on his project of 1001 faces was the first AI-generated artwork using Generative Adversarial Networks to be sold at the Grand Palais on Feb 13, 2018 before art marketers and auction houses commercialized AI-ART and turned it into a speculative buzz. In the same year, ALAgrApHY won the digital art award at the Salon d'Automne known for starting cubism and fauvism, and in the following year, he exhibited his interactive Collective Brain X at the Gulbenkian Museum. Even since, many exhibitions in galleries, museums and art fairs followed. A timeline exploring the overlap between art and science in a selection of venues can be enjoyed under the exhibition section.
(2017-present) In collaboration between ALAgrApHY (ARTS) and bitOΨ (SCIENCE), ALAgrApHY builds and teaches machines ART using Artificial Intelligence (AI) in order to make AI-ART.
(2016-2017) Former Senior Data Scientist at snips using NLP, NER and AI to make technology disappear and a former Senior Data Scientist at Fortia using NLP for regtech and fintech.
(2011-2016) Former Postodoctoral Researcher based at (UPMC/CNRS) at ACASA at the LIP6. My research focuses on machine learning and named entity recognition among several data and text mining applications such as stylistic studies of French literature and more general digital humanities in collaboration with the BnF, la Sorbonne, Jouves, Sejer, Les gobelins,CELSA…
(2013-present) Filmmaker interested in experimental futurist documentaries. A list of my past and current projects can be found at IMDB page and future projects and casting will be announced at my FB page. My latest feature documentary The Art and Science of Traveling is already halfway online with the first 4 chapters / travels