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Ai-Da: art or illusion?

‘Ai-Da: Portrait of the Robot’ is a small but intriguing exhibition at the Design Museum in London, featuring Ai-Da, the self-proclaimed ‘world’s first ultra-realistic artificial intelligence robot artist’.

Culture Watch James Paul
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She is appropriately named after the English mathematician Ada Lovelace (1815-1852), who published the first algorithm for use with Charles Babbage’s Analaytical Engine, one of the earliest mechanical forms of the computer.