Robbie Barrat is a Dublin-born AI artist who eventually moved to West Virginia to spend his childhood. Barrat began working at the NVIDIA research laboratory in California out of high school before moving to New York to pursue a collaborative art project with Ronan Barrot. All of Barrat’s early projects incorporated AI or machine learning techniques. He was an incredibly talented, curious kid who absorbed everything regarding the emerging technology. When first creating AI art, Barrat was fascinated with the compelling images created when the GAN “misinterpreted the information.” Unlike creative coders who take a strong design approach with formal education from programs such as RISD or ECAL, Barrat enjoys learning about the methods of fine art to learn ways to take master analog methods and bring them into his digital world. Barrat has also worked with combining AI and fashion collaborating with brands such as BALENCIAGA and Acne Studios where he trained GANs on the data sets of the companies' past pieces in order to produce novel patterns and silhouettes. Barrat has been exhibited at the Centre Pompidou, Ars Electronica, Galerie Zurcher, L’Avant Galerie Vossen and Kate Vass Gallery at the iconic 2019 Automat und Mensch show.