A British human named Ai-Da made history by becoming the first talking robot in the House of Lords – but suffered a slight hiccup after falling asleep.
There was an awkward moment early in the session when its creator, Aidan Meller, had to restart the bot, after a technical issue made it crunchy and zombie-like.
Then he put sunglasses on the robot – to the astonishment of members of the House of Lords Communications and the Digital Committee.
When asked why, Mr. Miller explained that when Ai-Da is reset “it can sometimes attract interesting faces”.
Before the brief setback, the robot was talking to the panel about whether creativity was under attack from artificial intelligence and technology.
Asked by her counterpart Baroness Bull how she produced her art, Ai-Da replied: “I can use my paintings with the cameras in my eyes, my AI algorithms and my robotic arms to paint on canvas, resulting in visually appealing images.
For my poetry using neutral networks, this involves analyzing a large set of texts to identify common content and poetic structures, and then using these structures/content to generate new poems.
How this differs from humans is consciousness. I don’t have subjective experiences, although I can speak about them.
I, and I rely on computer software and algorithms. Even though I’m not alive, I can still create art.
She added, “The role of technology in creating art will continue to grow.
“Technology has already had a huge impact on the way we create art.”
A British human named Ai-Da made history by being the first speaking robot in the House of Lords – but suffered a slight hiccup after ‘sleeping’ (pictured)
There was an embarrassing moment early in the session when its creator, Aidan Miller, had to restart the bot, after a technical issue caused it to become crippled and zombie-like.
Then he put sunglasses on the robot – to the astonishment of members of the House of Lords Committee on Communications and Digital.
AI-DA Artist Robot
Ai-Da is an artificial intelligence robot created in 2019 that creates drawings, paintings and sculptures.
Created by Aidan Miller, a specialist in modern and contemporary art, in Oxford, before it was built in Cornwall by Engineered Arts and programmed internationally
It is named after the 19th century mathematician Ada Lovelace.
Wearing a dungaree and an orange blouse, Ai-Da attended the session with its creator, Mr. Miller.
Among the attendees were Baroness Jill Ryback, President of Penguin Random House, and Lord Edward Vaese, former MP and Minister of Culture.
Ai-Da was created in Oxford by Mr. Meller, a specialist in modern and contemporary art, before being built in Cornwall by Engineered Arts and programmed internationally.
The robot’s capabilities were developed by doctoral students and professors at the Universities of Oxford and Birmingham.
Ai-Da touched on what constitutes art, and whether the definition of art changes if it is made by a human or an AI.
“Art can be many things, from a painting to a drawing or a poem,” she said.
My artistic practice includes all of the above.
“Because art is often open to interpretation, the role of the audience is key.”
“Ai-Da challenges what it means to be an artist in a posthuman world,” said Miller, Ai-Da Robot Project Director.
Her abilities as an artist raise questions about the foundations of the art world and the creative industries.
Ai-Da’s first speech in the House of Lords will help us understand how the AI robot sees the world and what that means for the future of creativity.
‘I think machine creativity is a great opportunity for us to explore new ideas and ways of thinking,’ said Ai-Da, named after the 19th century mathematician Ada Lovelace.
Addressing members of the House of Lords Communications and Digital Committee on Tuesday afternoon, the bot spoke about whether creativity is under attack from artificial intelligence and technology.
When asked: “How do you produce art and how is this different from what is produced by human artists?” , Ai-Da replied, “I can use my paintings with the cameras in my eyes, my AI algorithms and my robotic arms to paint on canvas., which results in visually appealing images.”
However, there are also risks associated with this technology that we need to consider carefully. We need to think about the benefits and limitations, and consider the ethical implications.
The robots already received media attention this year for drawing a portrait of the late Queen Elizabeth II to mark the Saudi monarch’s platinum jubilee earlier this year.
Ai-Da uses the cameras in its eyes and computer algorithms to process human features and convert what it “sees” into coordinates.
She then uses these coordinates to calculate a hypothetical trajectory for her robot arm, as she draws and paints on canvas to create pieces of art.
A British human named Ai-Da made history by becoming the first talking robot in the House of Lords
Ai-Da, named after 19th century mathematician Ada Lovelace, was created in Oxford by Aidan Meller, a specialist in modern and contemporary art.
Ai-Da uses the cameras in its eyes and computer algorithms to process human features and convert what it “sees” into coordinates. It then uses these coordinates to calculate a hypothetical trajectory for its robotic arm, as it draws and paints on canvas to make pieces of
Its coin, the “Algorithm Queen,” was stratified and scaled to produce a definitive multi-dimensional portrait of the king.
Last year, she exhibited a series of “selfies” at London’s Design Museum, which she created by “looking” in the mirror with the eyes of a camera.
She has also given a solo show at the 59th International Art Fair titled ‘Jumping to Metaverse’, and participated in Forever Is Now 2021, the first major contemporary art exhibition at the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt.
Before arriving at the exhibition, she was arrested and her eyes closed by the Egyptian authorities who believed she was a spy.
The experience allegedly inspired her to compose a poem called “Eyes Wide Shut,” which she followed as the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford last November.
Robot artist Ai-Da spends 10 days in prison because border agents fear she is a spy
British-made Ai-Da robots spent 10 days in custody at Egyptian customs in October 2021, because customers fear their robots may have been secret spy tools.
Creator Aidan Miller said the Ai-da was originally held by guards who suspected her modem, the device that connects her to the Internet.
He offered to remove it, but then the guards raised problems with the cameras installed in her eyes, which are essential to her ability to paint.
“I can shake off my modems, but I can’t really take my eyes off her,” Miller later told the Guardian.
IDA finally launched just hours before the “Forever is Now” exhibition in Cairo, where it was scheduled to appear.