Last month, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) launched “WIPO: AI and IP, A Virtual Experience“. The exhibit was revealed during the WIPO Conference on the Global Digital Content Market. This immersive, online exhibition showcases the uses of artificial intelligence in art, music, and technology. This is in hopes of educating people about the impact of the developing relationship between AI and intellectual property.
The exhibit uses the latest 360-degree scanning technology and WIPO’s modern interior premises as a virtual background. Utilizing these help immerse you into a world where you get to see and appreciate innovation and the progress in AI technology.
Technology in the exhibit
It’s no secret how AI plays around in our world today, mimicking how humans react in some situations and perform tasks as humans do. However, this particular exhibit offers a different perspective on how AI works and tackles the entertaining side of these machines. Here, you would see an AI jukebox, a robot painter, the first recording of computer-generated music, and the world’s first robot artist called Ai-Da.
Ai-Da is the world’s first ultra-realistic robot artist. Released in Oxford, United Kingdom, it not only looks and talks like a human but can also do sculptures and paintings with abstract shapes and strokes. The eyes have cameras in them, along with AI algorithms, help Ai-Da draw from sight. You’ll also find in the exhibit Ai-Da doing performance poetry.
WIPO is the UN agency responsible for IP information, policy, and services. They protect IP across the world, including copyright, patent, and trademark. They promote innovation and creativity in all sectors of the economy and host forums discussing IP systems from time to time.
This virtual exhibit will run its course for three months, starting September 18 to December 18, 2020. For anyone who has not viewed this yet, don’t miss this one-of-a-kind chance to experience this virtual exhibit.
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Photo credits: The images are owned by Aidan Meller Gallery and have been provided for press usage.