Agree that politicians usually give robotic answers. Does this mean they can be substituted with robots? Probably, yes. Recently, Euronews reported that the world’s first ultra-realistic AI robot, Ai-Da was answering questions from a committee in the British parliament. This is what future politics look like.
One of the first questions referred to the relationship between artificial intelligence, robots, and the arts. The Ai-Da Android robot, named after the first computer programmer Ada Lovelace gave quite a logical answer.
“I do not have subjective experiences despite being able to talk about where I am and depend on computer programmes and algorithms who are very not alive. I can still create art.”
By the way, the Ai-Da is a creation of Engineered Arts and AI algorithms made by experts at the University of Oxford.
“The robot is providing evidence, but it is not a witness in its own right. And I don’t want to offend the robot, but it does not occupy the same status as a human and that you as its creator, are ultimately responsible for the statements,” said Tina Stowell, Baroness Stowell of Beeston, to Aidan Meller, Ai-Da’s creator.
“The biggest thing that I’ve seen, which absolutely takes me to my core, is actually not so much about how human-like Ai-Da is, but how robotic we are. The algorithms that run our systems are extremely able to be analysed, understood, and created,” Meller added.
The Ai-Da has two cameras that serve as eyes. They are connected to a computer vision system. The latter works identically to the human brain through an AI algorithm. Those cameras do portraits of people appearing in front of the robot. What is more interesting is that the robot can draw people’s faces if engineers upload a picture.
“The role of technology in creating art will continue to grow as artists find new ways to use technology to express themselves and reflect and explore the relationship between technology, society, and culture,” Ai-Da told the committee.