DeepBlack is the first end-to-end artificial intelligence (AI) artist on the Ethereum blockchain. DeepBlack endured rigorous and extensive training on various artistic styles to create a limited collection of 3,073 original artworks.
Each piece is unique, original and certified on the Ethereum blockchain. Once a DeepBlack is acquired, the owner will be the sole proprietor of that piece and is guaranteed that no copy will ever be made.
DeepBlack was conceptualised in 2018 and subsequently minted on the Ethereum blockchain in September 2019. For specific mint dates of individual pieces, please check the relevant etherscan records for the corresponding artwork.
Ownership of the DeepBlack smart contract has been renounced. This zero address is the only one able to withdraw funds or mint new artworks. Therefore, you can collect DeepBlack with the confidence that no more DeepBlack artworks will ever be created.
No. Talented human artists released examples of AI art on the Ethereum blockchain months before DeepBlack. However, DeepBlack is the first example of an end-to-end AI artist, rather than AI being used as a tool by a human artist. There was no human interaction involved in creating or curating DeepBlack artworks. Therefore, DeepBlack claims to be the first AI artist on the blockchain rather than the first example of AI art.