Humanoid Robot Sophia now eyeing a music career, after her digital artwork sells for $688,888, Science News


Humanoid robot Sophia, whose digital artwork was sold at auction for $688,888 in the form of a Non-Fungible Token (NFT), now wants to become a musician as well. 

A project called ‘Sophia Pop’ is in the works where she will collaborate with human artists to generate music and lyrics. 

Sophia, who was unveiled in 2016, produced her art in collaboration with 31-year-old Italian digital artist Andrea Bonaceto, known for colourful portraits, some of which depict famous people, such as Tesla’s chief executive, Elon Musk.

The robot has combined elements from Bonaceto’s works, art history and her physical drawings or paintings on various surfaces multiple times in a process her creator David Hanson describes as “iterative loops of evolution.”

Titled “Sophia Instantiation,” the digital work is a 12-second MP4 file showing the evolution of Bonaceto’s portrait into Sophia’s digital painting and is accompanied by a physical artwork, painted by Sophia on a printout of her self-portrait.

(With inputs from agencies)


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