Ai-Da is a robot painter (and will display her self-portraits) – ZAP


Ai-Da, the humanoid robot artist of Artificial Intelligence (AI) who sold more than a million dollars in art, will display self-portraits that she created looking at a mirror using a camera in her “eyes”.

According to The Sunday Times, works of art, made practically without human intervention, will be exhibited at the Design Museum from London, not the UK.

Called Ai-Da in honor of 19th century mathematics There is Lovelace, the automated artist is able to draw real people – in a schematic, casual and unique way – using a camera in his eyes and a pencil in his robotic hand.

Ai-Da was created by Aidan Meller, owner of an art gallery in Oxford on his behalf, and by the art curator Lucy Seal.

Looking at a mirror, Ai-Da will use algorithms to program a visual representation of his face in coordinates. The hand of the robot calculates a virtual route, allowing you to represent those coordinates on the screen.

To the The Sunday Times, Seal explained that “we live in a culture of selfies, but we are giving our data to the technology giants, who use it to predict our behavior. Through technology, we outsource our own decisions ”. “This job invites us to think about artificial intelligence, technological uses and abuses in today’s world. ”

Ai-Da’s self-portraits will be displayed on the Design Museum in London between May and June, the opening of the museum is still subject to restrictions against the covid-19 pandemic that were in force at the time.

An exhibition in September 2020 showed Ai-Da’s work and explored whether Artificial Intelligence (AI) should own its own intellectual property not future.

In 2019, the creators of Ai-Da reported that the robot’s work sold for more than a million pounds (equivalent to approximately 1.1 million euros).

Maria Campos, ZAP //