The world is going through huge change. With the impact of new technologies coming through at an unprecedented pace, these changes are on a scale similar to the industrial revolution or the printing press.
Our response is to present Ai-Da, the first ultra realistic drawing robot artist, as a figurehead to our exhibition. Our aim is to encourage you to collectively question and develop the ethics of how new technologies are used, for better and for worse, and to remember those getting left behind and stuck at the bottom of the power ladder; including our ailing environment and captive animals whose voice we barely to listen to.
Through the vehicle of an ultra-realistic robot, Ai-Da, we are looking at the boundaries of AI, technology, and organic life, and how we interact with it. As new technologies develop rapidly, our world is morphing in response – but what are those responses? To what degree is technology shaped in our own image, reflecting back to us our own impulses and needs? And more precisely – in whose image is it formed, and how does that impact in a highly diverse and unequal world?