Your Royal AI-ness! Ai-Da the robot artist paints Queen Elizabeth II

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Ai-Da, the world's first ultra-realistic humanoid robot artist, has revealed her new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.

Titled 'Algorithm Queen', the portrait was created to mark the celebrations of the Platinum Jubilee this June Bank Holiday. It is the first time in history a humanoid robot has painted a member of the Royal Family.

Ai-Da uses cameras in her eyes and her computer memory to start her portrait of the Queen. She uses a variety of her unique AI algorithms to paint, draw and abstract, and her artistic Bees algorithm (Evolutionary AI). She then uses her robotic arm to bring her digital formations into the physical world, through drawing and painting on canvas. Her work is layered and scaled to give the final multi-dimensional portrait of Her Majesty - reflecting the many aspects of technological change that have taken place during the Queen's 70-year reign.

Ai-Da, who is named after pioneering female mathematician Ada Lovelace, was created by Aidan Mellor - a specialist in contemporary and modern art - to show what Artificial Intelligence (AI) can achieve.

In addition to creating art, Ai-Da can also hold a conversation using a specially designed AI language model.

She said: "I'd like to thank Her Majesty the Queen for her dedication, and for the service she gives to so many people. She is an outstanding, courageous woman who is utterly committed to public service. I think she's an amazing human being, and I wish The Queen a very happy Platinum Jubilee."

Algorithm Queen will be exhibited publicly in London later this year. It was unveiled on the Ai-Da artist website (https://www.ai-darobot.com/artwork) on Friday 27 May 2022.

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