- Date 12 June 2019 - 6 July 2019
- Location The Barn Gallery, St John's College
Ai-Da, the world’s first Ultra-Realistic AI humanoid robot artist, is to open her solo exhibition at St John’s College on 12 June 2019, following her completion in April 2019.
Ai-Da is the first ultra-realistic robot capable of drawing people from life using her eye, and a pencil in her hand, and is the brainchild of Gallery Director Aidan Meller. Using AI processes and algorithms developed at Oxford University, Ai-Da’s ability as a humanoid robot to draw and paint from sight has never been achieved before, and makes Ai-Da an artist in her own right.
Titled Unsecured Futures, Ai-Da’s solo exhibition will present a selection of Ai-Da’s artwork including drawing, painting, sculpture and video art. Thematically the exhibition questions our relationship with technology and the natural world by presenting how AI can be a both progressive and disruptive force within our society.
The exhibition will explore the boundaries between AI, technology, and organic life. As new technologies develop rapidly, our world is morphing in response – but what are those responses? To what degree is technology shaped in our own image, reflecting back to us our own impulses and needs? And more precisely – in whose image is it formed, and how does that impact in a highly diverse and unequal world? Come and see the exhibition and make your own choice.
The exhibition will be open from 10am to 5pm daily.