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Tuna sells for record $3 million in auction at Tokyo's new fish market

Tuna sells for record $  3 million in auction at Tokyo's new fish marketThe 613 pound fish caught off the coast of northern Japan's Aomori prefecture was bought by the owner of a Japanese sushi restaurant chain.



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Record $3.1 million paid in New Year's tuna auction at Japan's new market

Record $  3.1 million paid in New Year's tuna auction at Japan's new marketA Japanese sushi entrepreneur paid a record $ 3.1 million for a giant tuna Saturday as Tokyo’s new fish market, which replaced the world-famous Tsukiji late last year, held its first pre-dawn New Year’s auction. Bidding stopped at a whopping 333.6 million yen for the enormous 278-kilogramme (612-pound) fish — an endangered species — that was caught off Japan’s northern coast. Self-styled “Tuna King” Kiyoshi Kimura paid the top price, which doubled the previous record of 155 million yen also paid by him in 2013.



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The 10 Most Expensive Cars Sold at Auction in 2018

The 10 Most Expensive Cars Sold at Auction in 2018



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Perris torture case: Home dubbed 'House of Horrors' up for auction

Perris torture case: Home dubbed 'House of Horrors' up for auctionUP FOR AUCTION: The Riverside County home dubbed a house of horrors is on the auction block.



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Abraham Lincoln letter sent days before Christmas 1863 sells at auction for $60K

Abraham Lincoln letter sent days before Christmas 1863 sells at auction for $  60KLincoln's 1863 letter asked the U.S. military to allow his wife's cousins to return peacefully to their plantation.



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AI-generated portrait sells for a whopping $432,000 at auction

AI-generated portrait sells for a whopping $  432,000 at auctionWell, here's another job artificial intelligence can do instead of humans. AI-generated artwork
Portrait of Edmond Belamy sold for 45 times its anticipated price at Christie's, going under the hammer for an eye-watering $ 435,000 in New York. SEE ALSO: A museum without walls: How the Met is bringing its ancient collection online While the painting (of sorts) is done by computers, the project is actually the creation of Obvious, a Parisian collective consisting of Hugo Caselles-Dupré, Pierre Fautrel and Gauthier Vernier. It's the first AI-created artwork that's gone to auction, and was created by an algorithm which uses thousands of portraits to create the image. "The algorithm is composed of two parts," Caselles-Dupré explained in a statement online. "On one side is the Generator, on the other the Discriminator. We fed the system with a data set of 15,000 portraits painted between the 14th century to the 20th. "The Generator makes a new image based on the set, then the Discriminator tries to spot the difference between a human-made image and one created by the Generator. The aim is to fool the Discriminator into thinking that the new images are real-life portraits. Then we have a result." While it resembles a portrait, there is slight distortion in its appearance, which is a result of the AI being not quite there when it comes to aesthetics. "The Discriminator is looking for the features of the image — a face, shoulders — and for now it is more easily fooled than a human eye," Caselles-Dupré added. It's not the first time AI has been used to create art. Last year, Los Angeles artist Matty Mo used the technology to create portraits of factory workers, art dealers, pilots, artists, and taxi drivers, jobs that he believes will be replaced by machines. WATCH: The Met is redefining what it means to be a museum in the digital age — Mashable Originals



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Algorithm art fetches $432,500 at NY auction: Christie's

Algorithm art fetches $  432,500 at NY auction: Christie'sA portrait made by algorithm smashed new boundaries Thursday, selling for $ 432,500 and becoming the first piece of Artificial Intelligence art sold at a major auction house, Christie’s said. Instead of an artist’s signature, it bears the stamp of a mathematical formula on the bottom right. It’s the brainchild of French collective Obvious, whose aim is to use artificial intelligence to democratize art.



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Barrett-Jackson to Auction Vehicles from the Burt Reynolds Collection

Barrett-Jackson to Auction Vehicles from the Burt Reynolds CollectionYes, there's a black and gold Trans Am among them,



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Burt Reynolds' last cars to be sold at auction

Burt Reynolds' last cars to be sold at auctionThe very last cars Burt Reynolds' personally owned – including a 'Smokey and the Bandit' Trans Am – are headed to auction on September 29 during Barrett-Jackson's Las Vegas sale



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Monterey Car Week: day three auction results

Monterey Car Week: day three auction resultsThis was the big day, and the last day, and it was spectacular. The obvious highlight was the 250 GTO, but there was plenty more as well…



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