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In a historic first, the House of Lords will host its first ever robot speaker next week.
Ai-Da, a 'realistic' robotic artist created and built in Britain, will speak at the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster next Tuesday, October 11, at 3:30pm.
Ai-Da has cameras in her eyes and is able to converse and answer questions using a specially designed AI language model.
Addressing members of the House of Lords Communications and Digital Committee, she will talk about whether creativity is under attack from AI and technology.
She will also give evidence as part of an ongoing inquiry into the future of the creative industries, such as arts, design, fashion and music.
Ai-Da, a 'realistic' robot artist created and built in Britain, will speak at the House of Lords next week. She's pictured here in front of the Bodleian Library, Oxford
Ai-Da is an artificial intelligence robot built in 2019 that creates drawings, paintings and sculptures.
She was devised in Oxford by Aidan Meller, a specialist in modern and contemporary art, before being built in Cornwall by Engineered Arts and programmed internationally
She's named after the 19th-century mathematician Ada Lovelace.
Those in attendance next Tuesday will include Baroness Gail Rebuck, Chair of Penguin Random House, and Lord Edward Vaizey, former MP and Culture Minister.
Ai-Da was devised in Oxford by Aidan Meller, a specialist in modern and contemporary art, before being built in Cornwall by Engineered Arts and programmed internationally.
The robot's capabilities were developed by PhD students and professors at the Universities of Oxford and Birmingham.
According to project leaders, Ai-Da will give a fresh perspective on the role of technology in creating art in the future, how AI art differs to what human artists produce and the limits of technology in creating art.
'Ai-Da challenges what it means to be an artist in a post-human world,' said Meller, who is director of the Ai-Da Robot project.
'Her abilities as an artist brings into question the foundations of the art world and the creative industries.
'Ai-Da's maiden speech at the House of Lords will help us to understand how an AI robot sees the world and what that means for the future of creativity.'
The female bot is described as a robot artist that creates drawings, painting, sculptures and even poetry.
Her speech at the House of Lords will