A robot called Ai-Da has become the first robot to speak in the United Kingdom Parliament.
The robot spoke to the Lords about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the future of arts, design, fashion and music industries.
Ai-Da was created in the UK in 2019. She is described as an “ultra-realistic artist robot”, by one of her inventors Aidan Meller.
She gets her name from the famous 19th Century mathematician Ada Lovelace who created some of the early ideas for computer coding.
Ai-Da draws and paints using a robotic arm, cameras in her eyes, and AI algorithms. these are a series of steps or rules to follow in order to complete a task or solve a problem.
Ai-Da’s creators hope that she will give the House of Lords a fresh perspective on how technology can be used to create art in the future.