October 11, 2022, was not your typical day at the UK House of Lords, where Ai-Da, a humanoid robot artist, delivered testimony in response to questions posed by peers. The testimony came as some of Ai-Da’s original artwork was displayed in a museum. In her answers, Ai-Da was candid about AI’s threat to human artists but was also realistic about the role technology has always played in art. In this short mid-week episode, Neville and Shel review the testimony and explore some of the issues Ai-Da raises.
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Special thanks to Jay Moonah for the opening and closing music.
Links from this report:
- AI robot Ai-Da is about to make history giving evidence to a House of Lords inquiry
- Ai-Da robot makes history by giving evidence to parliamentary inquiry
- Ai-Da the robot turned on and off again during historic speech in House of Lords
- I’ve seen a few robotic performances in Parliament, but this will take some beating
- The Artist in the Machine? Meet ‘Ai-Da,’ the AI robot debuting her work in London’s Design Museum
- ‘Mind-blowing’: Ai-Da becomes first robot to paint like an artist
- Ai-Da: Portrait of the Robot
- The Intersection of Art and AI | Ai-Da Robot | TEDxOxford