Oxford, Jun 6: The technological advancement is the peak of developments of the modern era. Today robots are not just the fantasies but the reality we used and befriends every day. Now it’s time to meet the 1st ever humanoid artist- Ai-Da!
Named as “one of the most exciting artists of our time”, but Ai-Da differs from her all keen robots because of her artistic capacities.
The brain-child of Aidan Meller, Ai-Da titled with world’s 1st ultra-realistic humanoid artist, able to draw creatively with in-built artificial intelligence (AI) technology.
Ai-Da in white blouse and her dark hair cascading around her shoulder, she exactly looks like any artists at work as she studies her subject when she puts pencil to paper. But her real identity gives away when we heard beeping from her bionic arms.
Her creator, Aidan Meller said, “the world's first ultra-realistic AI humanoid robot artist," Ai-Da opens her first solo exhibition of eight drawings, 20 paintings, four sculptures, and two video works next week, bringing "a new voice" to the art world”.
Further, he said, “The technological voice is the important one to focus on because it affects everybody”. He also added We've got a very clear message we want to explore: the uses and abuses of A.I. Today, because this next decade is coming in dramatically and we're concerned about that and we want to have ethical considerations in all of that.
Ai-Da, named after British mathematician and computer pioneer Ada Lovelace, she can draw creatively. This drawing ability is because of cameras in her eyeballs and AI algorithms created by scientists at the University of Oxford.
She uses a pencil or pen for sketches, but the plan is for Ai-Da to paint and create pottery. Her paint works now are printed onto canvas with a human painting over.
"From those coordinates from the drawing we've been able to take that into an algorithm that is then able to output it through a Cartesian graph that then produces a final image," Meller said.
Ai-Da, whose construction was completed in April.
The exhibition, which opens on June 12 at the Barn Gallery at St John's College, looks at the boundaries between technology, AI and organic life.
Asked by Meller about "all the AI going on at the moment," Ai-Da, who has pre-programmed speech, replied: "New technologies bring the potential for good and evil. It is a great responsibility to try to curb excesses of negative use, something that we all must consider."
When Ai-Da was asked about this, she said, “all the AI going on at the moment," Ai-Da, who has pre-programmed speech, replied: "New technologies bring the potential for good and evil. It is a great responsibility to try to curb excesses of negative use, something that we all must consider”.