Ai-Da, the world's first humanoid AI artist is launching her first art exhibition, in Oxford, UK, on June 12.
The exhibition is titled Unsecured Futures and will be held at Oxford University where the robot will also be unveiled to the general public for the first time.
Ai-Da is the invention of art gallery director Aidan Meller and is the first ultra-realistic robot capable of drawing people from sight with a pencil or pen in her bionic hand. She can also draw animals and plants. Among the works on display will be an homage to Yoko Ono’s ‘Cut Piece’.
AI and Computer Vision
Cameras in each of Ai-Da's eyeballs recognize human features. "There's AI running in the computer vision that allows the robot to track faces, to recognize facial features and mimic your expressions," said Marcus Hold, Design & Production Engineer at Engineered Arts.
The team behind the clever droid have other artistic ambitions for her. In time it is hoped she will use paint to add color to her works and create pottery pieces out of clay.
Ai-Da, who is named after the British mathematician and computer pioneer Ada Lovelace, is also a performance artist who will engage with audiences. With a ‘RoboThespian’ body, she can enact a range of movements as well as talk and respond to questions.
The show will also showcase works in plastic, silver and bronze 2D and 3D that were developed through artificial intelligence processes.