This Robot Artist Just Became the First to Stage a Solo Exhibition. What Does That Say About Creativity?


Publication Title
Time
Publication/Creation Date
June 17 2019
Creators/Contributors
Suyin Haynes (creator)
Aidan Meller (contributor)
University Of Oxford (contributor)
Aidan Gomez (contributor)
Marcus Du Sautoy (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
"Ai-Da’s creators bill her as the world’s first robot artist, and she’s the latest AI innovation to blur the boundary between machine and artist; a vision of the future suddenly becoming part of our present. She has a robotic arm system and human-like features, is equipped with facial recognition technology and is powered with artificial intelligence. She is able to analyze an image in front of her, which feeds into an algorithm to dictate the movement of her arm, enabling her to produce sketches. Her goal is creativity".

Ai-da's name was inspired by Ada Lovelace, the mathematician who pioneered the computer science field. Ai-da's artwork features portraits of other historical names in the field of computing and AI, such as Alan Turing and Karel Čapek (a writer who introduced the term 'robot').
HCI Platform
Robotical
Location on Body
Entire Body
Marketing Keywords
Ai-Da
Source
https://time.com/5607191/robot-artist-ai-da-artificial-intelligence-creativity/

Related Collections
Humanoid Robots (2017-2019)
Date archived
June 19 2019
Last edited
June 19 2019
How to cite this entry
Suyin Haynes. (June 17 2019). "This Robot Artist Just Became the First to Stage a Solo Exhibition. What Does That Say About Creativity?". Time. Time Magazine. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/3944