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Robot artist gets its first major exhibition — but is it truly creative?


A robot artist called Ai-Da will get its first major exhibition at London’s Design Museum this summer. But is the humanoid truly creative? Ai-Da’s works are based on photos taken by cameras in the droid’s eyes. Algorithms then transform the images into a set of coordinates, which guide the robot’s drawing hand. Ai-Da’s co-inventor, Aiden Meller, describes Ai-Da’s fragmented style as “shattered.” We didn’t want tight representational photographic images, even though we could have programmed it to do that. We went against that because we realised that people would just think it was some kind of expensive photocopier. But more than that, we wanted…

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