This short video is pretty amazing: A robot has addressed the House of Lords for the first time, telling a committee that artificial intelligence can be a ‘threat and opportunity to artists. AI is really taking center stage this year on so many levels. I am very excited about it, looking forward to seeing where this is going to take us as humans.
The robot, named Ai-Da and devised in Oxford by Aidan Meller, gave evidence to the communications and digital committee as part of an inquiry into the future of the arts, design, fashion and music industries and how AI might affect them. With rapidly developing AI, growing accessibility to super computers and machine learning on the ride, Ai-Da – named after the computing pioneer Ada Lovelace – was created as a ‘comment and critique’ on rapid technological change.– The Guardian