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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): A creative future

Communications and Digital Committee
A creative future

Tuesday 11 October 2022

Start times: 12.30pm (private) 2.30pm (public)


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Communications Committee to hear from Ai-Da the robot artist in House of Lords first

The Communications and Digital Committee will hear from Ai-Da, a life size AI robot artist, as part of its inquiry into the future of the UK’s creative industries. The committee will also take evidence from industry and academic experts on AI in the creative industries.

The committee will take evidence from industry and academic experts on the effects of technology on the creative industry workforce and intellectual property law. The committee will then quiz Ai-Da’s creator Aidan Meller on the possibilities and limitations of are using AI in the creative sector.

Ai-Da the robot will also answer the committee’s questions around its own process for creating art and how it differs from the methods of human artists.

Meeting details

At 2.30pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry A creative future
General Secretary at Equity
Chief Executive Officer at Publishers Association
Reader in Intellectual Property Law at University of Sussex
At 3.30pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry A creative future
Director at Ai-Da ROBOT

Possible questions

Possible topics and areas for discussion with witnesses include:

  • What are the opportunities around AI in the creative industries?
  • What are the challenges around rights, intellectual property, and fair treatment of workers?
  • How do robot artists work?
  • What is the role of technology in creating art and how will that change in future?

Further information

Location

Room 4, Palace of Westminster

How to attend