After several days of custodial detention by the Egyptian authorities, the robot artist “Ida”, who relied on artificial intelligence to paint works of art, was released.
Last week, authorities arrested Ida, a mathematician named Ada Lovelace, for fear of spyware.
The robot artist was detained for ten days for threatening to attend an art exhibition at the Great Pyramid in Giza.
In a statement, the British Embassy in Cairo said it was pleased to see a robot artist named “Ida” after completing customs clearance procedures.
“Customs clearance procedures can take time, they explained, before importing artwork or IT equipment.
Aidan Miller, the inventor of the robot, said he stopped Ada after he became suspicious of the “moda”, before raising suspicions on the cameras.
Miller offered to remove the modem, but said he could not remove the cameras needed for Ida’s drawing capabilities.
Using an artificial intelligence algorithm, she converts what she records with cameras into works of art.
“I can remove the modems, but I can not take her eyes off,” Miller told the Guardian.
He praised the work of the British ambassador, saying she was “working all night to free Ida”, but her late release made it difficult to prepare her for Thursday’s show.
Ida was supposed to attend a contemporary art exhibition in the pyramid region.
Ida and her works were sent to Cairo via airmail in special travel boxes to attend the “Forever Is Now” exhibition, which runs until November 7.
Ida was completed in 2019 and its artwork is on display in British museums.
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