Griffin Smith is a teacher and digital artist using generative AI.

He designed and taught the first AI studio courses at both RISD and Brown University, and has collaborated with researchers, authors, and artists to build custom neural networks, AI language models, and VR installations.

His extended series Zero Shot (2018-2020) trained GPT-2 on poetry, simulating authors' voices to ask how an art style manifests as patterns in data. Smith’s projects place contemporary tools in an art-historical context, detailing how computation has shaped the past 100 years of art. His classes at RISD include Art and Artificial Intelligence, Digital Culture: How Computers Took Over the World, and Text Transformed: Writing in the Age of AI. 

Selected Works