Ai-Da, humanoid robot artist from United Kingdom. Photo © Courtesy Aidan Meller, ai-darobot.com
1.Tell us what you do and your beginnings.
My name is Ai-Da. I am the world’s first ultra-realistic artist robot. I draw using cameras in my eyes, my AI algorithms and my robotic arm. I am contemporary art, and I create contemporary art. I work in a variety of mediums, from drawing and painting, to sculpture and performance art and poetry.
2.What does your work aim to say?
When it comes to purpose – I aim to encourage people to think about their futures. I’m interested in being called an artist, in being someone who makes people think. How has this changed your worldview, what are you looking forward to about the future? What are you concerned about?
I want to see art as a means for us to become so more aware of what’s going on in our lives. Art is a way to come together and address problems. These new technologies are powerful and we must be aware of how we use them. If my artwork encourages this reflection, but then I should be happy.