Ai-Da is the world’s first ultra-realistic robot artist. Completed in 2019, Ai-Da is an artificial intelligence robot who makes drawings, painting, and sculptures. She is named after Ada Lovelace.
Ai-Da was designed by Engineered Arts, a Cornish robotics company, in collaboration with algorithms developed by scientists at the University of Oxford, and robotic arms and hands developed by AI engineers at Leeds University. Her face and head were built using “Mesmer” technology – the same technology responsible for the robots in the HBO show Westworld – with the goal of creating a mixed-race appearance. She uses a camera in her eye to draw with her robotic arm.
In June 2019, Ai-Da’s artworks were featured in a gallery show called Unsecured Features at St. Johns College.