The human robot is creating crazy self-portraits
ByShehryar Makhdoom | Published date:
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.The artworks cast doubt on artificial intelligence's place in human society.
At a new art exhibit in London, the world's first robotic self-portraits were unveiled by an android called Ai-Da, even though the "artist" was not "self."
The surprisingly accurate pictures question the role of artificial information (AI) in human society and call into question the idea that art is, according to its creators, exclusively a human trait.
Ai-Da is an AI-powered Android-based artist – computer algorithms that imitate human intelligence – to paint, sculpt, act, blink and talk.
Ai-Da looks and acts like a human woman with the voice of a woman.
Her head and her torso look like a model, and she wears a variety of different dresses and wigs, although a pair of exposed mechanical arms robotize her.
According to The Guardian, a team of programmers, robotics, art experts, and psychologists from the University of Oxford and Leeds has been working on android for two years, from 2017 to 2019.
She is named after Ada Lovelace, the pioneering English mathematician, the first computer programmer.
In the past, Ai-work Da's consisted of abstract work based on complex mathematical models, and her first exhibition, according to Artnet, raised over one million dollars in art sales.
She even gave her TEDx Talk. But now, Ai-Da has created what is supposed to be the first self-portraits of a machine.
Three of these robot selfies were shown at the Design Museum on 18 May in an exhibition entitled "Ai-Da: Portrait of the robot," accessible for the public and on display until 29 August.