Since the dawn of humanity, our species has tried to decipher the world around us, through art, literature, music or science. The skills developed and the tools used are different, as different as the audiences targeted. But the goals are basically the same: to dealing with complexity using the tools at hand.
Scientists flourish through sophisticated mathematical theories and perform even more sophisticated experiments trying to break into Nature's hidden secrets. Artists get their messages across going through periods that reflect their vision. The notion of symmetry unifies both worlds, and perhaps a tool to detect symmetry can shed light on both worlds as well.
Scientists from IFIC and the University of Sussex in the UK have developed a tool to identify symmetries in 2D representations using Artificial Intelligence methods based on Physics and applied to Art (https://arxiv.org/abs/2103.06115). This work represents a step towards exploring how AI learns about hidden structures, and how this level of abstraction can be put to use.