An exhibition of artwork, drawings, and sculptures made with Ai-Da, a humanoid robotic with artificial intelligence, has been unveiled at a gallery within the UK. Ai-Da, called after pioneering scientist Ada Lovelace, changed into finding out in conjunction with her creations at St John’s College at the University of Oxford. The AI robot, which changed into invented employing gallery director Aidan Meller, can draw things from lifestyles using an in-built digital camera, a mechanical arm evolved at Leeds University, and algorithms advanced through scientists at Oxford.
Facial-reputation generation lets in her attract pencil snapshots of people via scanning their functions with the cameras in her eyes and using the robot arm to map them on paper. To attract, the digicam analyzes the object in front of it. It creates a virtual route fed right into a course execution algorithm that produces actual-space coordinates for the robot arm. To create artwork, Ai-Da’s drawings are fed into AI algorithms that engage with the Cartesian plane to devise them along two axes and create abstract versions of her artwork. A three-D-revealed sculpture of a bee was created by combining a drawing Ai-Da did of a micro-CT scan of a real-existence bee made with professor Javier Alba-Tercedor.
This drawing becomes fed into an AI Bees Algorithm that used swarm intelligence to interpret the coordinates of the drawing. The ensuing distortion of the original bee anatomy turned into then rendered with a scientist in Sweden, three-D-printed in wax, after which cast in bronze. Video portions providing Ai-Da encompass one in which she recites poetry generated from AI using jail literature. The exhibition, called Unsecured Futures, additionally sees Ai-Da perform. She begins with pencil sketches before switching to paint and clay.
“The exhibition questions our courting with the era and the natural international by offering how AI and new technologies may be concurrently a progressive, disruptive and destructive pressure inside our society,” stated the gallery. “As a humanoid robotic, she is an art item in herself, elevating questions surrounding biotechnology and trans-humanism,” it delivered. Other latest exhibitions exploring robots and AI consist of an installation filled with white spheres programmed to transport. They had their personalities and a bunch of robot arms programmed to act like a % of animals.
Unsecured Futures is on show at St John’s College, The Barn Gallery, St Giles, Oxford, from 12 June till 6 July 2019. There is an ongoing PBS TV series (also several books and a website) called “Closer To Truth.” Neuroscientist Robert Lawrence Kuhn hosts it. He’s featured in one-on-one interviews and panel discussions with the cream of today’s cosmologists, physicists, philosophers, theologians, psychologists, etc., on all of the Big Questions surrounding a trilogy of broad topics – Cosmos; Consciousness; Meaning. The trilogy collectively dealt with reality, space and time, mind and consciousness, aliens, theology, and on and on and on. Here are a few of my comments on two of the universal topics covered: The Simulated Universe and the Multiverse.