MEET Sophia the Robot

WHY?

The high-end art scene has, in my opinion, always been a uniquely valued space, partly stemming from the intricacies of evaluating certain works based off of their artist’s fame. But in a world adopting AI at such an aggressive rate, Sophia the Robot is pushing boundaries even further by breaking a record for selling a painting for $700,000. Sophia, with help from Italian artist Andrea Bonaceto, and her creation of a portrait is raising the question of how intrinsic and important human creativity is in artistic composition, and likewise what role will robots have in the humanities going forward.