Last year, a piece of AI art was auctioned off and fetched $432,000 USD. This year, the insertion of artificial intelligence into the artistic professions shows no signs of slowing down.
Ai-Da is "a humanoid robot [that is enhanced] by artificial intelligence." She was created by gallery director Aidan Meller and debuted her original works at the University of Oxford's St. John's College. The robot includes an inbuilt camera and a mechanical arm — which was developed by Leeds University. Both components are fully functional and make it possible for the robotic entity to complete AI art.
Using artificial intelligence, the algorithm detects and creates a virtual path, through which the arm can navigate and draw things from life.
Photo Credits: Victor Frankowski, Nicky Johnston