After Tang Yu the first robot CEO, Sophia the first robotic citizen, here is Ai-Da, the first ultra-realistic humanoid artist. Its name was chosen in honor of Ada Lovelace, mathematician and pioneer of computer language.
Ai-Da is a painter, designer, sculptor
and even poetess. Arrival on the art market in 2019,
she has already presented a series of self-portraits at the Design Museum in Londonand sold his works for more than a million euros! Recently she even addressed the British Parliament and the House of Lords to present her art:
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Translation : ” I produce my paintings thanks to the cameras in my eyes, to the algorithms of my Artificial Intelligence and to my robotic arms “, she declaimed in front of the Upper House of the British Parliament. As much to say it right away, this scene was frankly uncomfortable. Kind vague ventriloquist number.
Created by a gallery owner, engineers and scientists, Aida presents itself as a new technological stage which questions the status of Art, in line with the Dada movement, Marcel Duchamp or Andy Warhol. But it’s above all another drawing machine with a wig, big eyes, and denim overalls to look “artist*”*. A kind of “sex doll with electric whips instead of arms“
as the British daily summarized it well The Guardian.
Too bad that this robot painter is reduced to a cliche without much imagination because the arrival of artificial intelligence in all creative spheres raises much newer questions on the status of Art and Technique, in particular that of copyright… and especially since “generative artificial intelligence” can produce any image on demand. For example, I enter the following text: Nicolas Demorand is a chocolate unicorn. In a few minutes the Artificial Intelligence produces the painting!
But who owns this image? How to remunerate those who have provided artificial intelligence with its raw material? That is, all the representations that the AI has integrated into its database and from which it composes. That is to say also all the texts and comments that have made it possible to reference and understand these representations.
In fact it is we, humanity, who are the creators of these works. This is the recent conclusion of a
AI pioneer Louis Rosenberg: “We are the artist” ! And as such, all companies that take advantage of this database, which dates back to prehistoric times, should pay a tax to humanity!