Roboticist Dr. David Hanson and artist, Andrea Bonaceto, announced the launch of Sophia the Robot NFT digital artworks. The artworks will be a collaboration between the artist, Andrea Bonaceto, and Sophia, the human-like robot, powered by AI.
Each artwork will be linked to a NFT (Non-fungible token) that will be sold on the 23rd of March 2021 at 6.30pm ET on the NFT art marketplace “Nifty Gateway” during one of their “drops”.
Sophia is known for being a worldwide celebrity counting hundreds of TV appearances across the world including the Jimmy Fallon Show in the US and the Ivan Urgant show in Russia.
Sophia is also an Innovation Champion for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the first robot to receive citizenship of a country.
Recently her computational works were presented at the Neurips AI conference in the neural creativity workshop, and in the poster session at the AAAS annual meeting. This will be the first series of artworks promoted by Sophia and her creator Dr. David Hanson.
Dr. Hanson says, “We created Sophia herself as a work of art, as well as an AI development platform. Her intelligence is a collective of algorithms and humans working together like a hive. For this show, Sophia created the art entirely using neural networks and symbolic AI, responding to her perception of Andrea Bonaceto’s works, as well as to data from her “life” experiences, under guidance from the Sophia team’s designers and programmers.”
Curated by Los Angeles based art-gallery “IV Gallery”, this will be the first ever collaboration between a human and a humanoid Artificial Intelligence.
The “drop” on Nifty Gateway will consist of multiple artworks that will be revealed a few days ahead of the sale on Sophia and Andrea Bonaceto social media channels.