Ai-Da Robot to feature in Royal Institution Christmas lectures


11 December 2023
Professor Mike Wooldridge and Ai-Da Robot
The annual Royal Institution Christmas Lectures will make history this Christmas when it features Ai-Da Robot, the world’s first ultra-realistic robot artist.

In a year where AI and Chat GPT have dominated the headlines Ai-Da Robot will join Mike Wooldridge, Professor of Artificial Intelligence at Oxford University in a lecture titled The Truth About AI with the aim of demystifying Artificial Intelligence for young people.  

The face of AI in the UK, Ai-DA Robot will both paint a portrait of Mike and converse with Mike Wooldridge as he carries out a series of science experiments exploring how this ground-breaking technology really works, with Ai-Da revealing her painting of Mike at the end of the lecture. 

Created with the aim of highlighting the role of AI in our lives, Ai-DA Robot has spoken at the House of Lords, No. 10 Downing Street and at the United Nations, as well as exhibiting her artwork all over the world from Tate Modern, V&A, Somerset Houseand The Design Museum in Britain to the Pyramids in Egypt and the Venice Biennale. 

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The 2023 Christmas Lectures will be broadcast across the BBC over the Christmas period and will be filmed in front of a live audience in London this week, world-famous scientists who have previously given the Christmas Lectures include Sir David Attenborough andRichard Dawkins.

Find out more at the Royal Institution website.