Humanoid AI robot Ai-Da will have an exhibition at London's Design Museum starting this May. The bot, named after the late English mathematician Ada Lovelace, relies on AI-based algorithms to draw and paint original works of art, many of which are commentaries on AI itself.
- The exhibition, which runs through June, will feature three large-scale self-portraits that Ai-Da painted while "looking" in a mirror.
- The robot is equipped with AI tools and algorithms that transfer what she "sees" into co-ordinates, which her robotic hand uses to calculate a virtual path for drawing/painting.
- Gallery director Aidan Meller and researcher/curator Lucy Seal came up with the concept for Ai-Da, which was developed by Engineered Arts Ltd and Oxford Ph.D. students. "If Ai-Da does just one important thing, it would be to get us considering the confusion in human/machine relations, and encouraging us to think more carefully and more slowly about the choices we make for our future," according to Seal.