Ai-Da, the Humanoid Robot Artist, Gears Up for First Solo Exhibition

Wearing a blouse and her dark hair hanging loose, Ai-Da resembles some other artist at work as she studies her subject and puts pencil to paper. But the beeping from her arm gives away her – Ai-Da is a robot.

Described as”the world’s earliest ultra-realistic AI humanoid robot performer”, Ai-Da opens her first solo exhibition of eight drawings, 20 paintings, four figurines and two video works next week, bringing”a new voice” into the art world, her native Creator and gallery owner Aidan Meller says.

“The technological voice would be the important one to concentrate on since it affects everyone,” he told Reuters at a trailer.

“We have got a very clear message we want to explore: the uses and abuses of AI today, because this second decade is coming in radically and we are concerned about this and we wish to have ethical concerns in all of that.”

Named after British mathematician and computer pioneer Ada Lovelace, Ai-Da can draw from sight thanks to cameras in her eyeballs and AI algorithms created by scientists in the University of Oxford that help produce co-ordinates for her arm to make art.

She uses a pencil or pencil for sketches, however, the strategy is for Ai-Da to paint and create pottery. Her paint works today are printed on canvas using a human painting over.

“From those coordinates from the drawing we have managed to take into a algorithm that’s then able to output it through a Cartesian graph that then produces a final picture,” Meller said.

“It’s a really exciting procedure never been achieved before in the way that we’ve done it. . .We don’t know exactly how the drawings are going to turn out and that’s really important.”

On show in the”Unsecured Futures” exhibition are drawings paying tribute to Lovelace and mathematician Alan Turing, abstract paintings of sculptures, trees according to Ai-Da’s drawings of a bee and video works, one of which,”Privacy” pays homage to Yoko Ono’s 1965″Cut Piece”.

Ai-Da, whose construction was finished in April, has seen her art snapped up.

“It’s a sold out show with over a thousand pounds worth of artworks sold,” Meller said.

The exhibition, which opens on June 12 in the Barn Gallery at St John’s College, looks at the boundaries between technology, AI and natural life.

Asked by Meller about”each of the AI going on at the minute”, Ai-Da, who has pre-programmed speech, responded:”New technologies bring the potential for good and evil. It is a great obligation to attempt to curb excesses of unwanted usage, something that we all must think abou

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