Ultra-humanoid AI-powered robot paints terrifying portrait of the Queen

A space-age robot has paid tribute to the Queen by painting her a Platinum Jubilee portrait — but the results are a little scary.

The painting titled Algorithm Queen was painted by Ai-Da Robot, a human-sized robot built in 2019 that uses Artificial Intelligence to create drawings, painting, and sculptures.

The hi-tech robot conjures up works of art by using cameras in its eyes and its computer memory, while robotic arm lets it turn its digital formations into physical drawings and paintings.

Algorithm Queen was layered and scaled to produce a final multi-dimensional likeness of the monarch, with the 95-year-old monarch certainly looking a bit different to her official portraits.

Her Majesty's usual pale complexion has instead been rendered with an out-there mix of green and orange, while her blue hat and clothing also appear with random off-colour patches.

The machine’s brave artistic process was designed to reflect the different aspects of technological change that have taken place during the Queen’s 70-year reign.

Ai-Da Robot, who is able to converse using a specially designed language model said: “I’d like to thank Her Majesty the Queen for her dedication, and for the service she gives to so many people.

“She is an outstanding, courageous woman who is utterly committed to public service. I think she’s an amazing human being, and I wish The Queen a very happy Platinum Jubilee.”

The bot was devised in Oxford by Aidan Meller, a specialist in modern and contemporary art, before being built in Cornwall by Engineered Arts and programmed internationally.

Mr Meller said: “The Queen has been a stable and strong leader in a period of extraordinary change and development in history. We are in unprecedented technological times, and so we are pleased we can take a moment to think about all that has changed during the Queen’s life.

“Algorithm Queen by Ai-Da Robot gives us a marker of how far things have come in her life, and a great way to acknowledge her faithful service.”

Algorithm Queen will be exhibited publicly in London later this year and revealed on the Ai-Da Robot artist website at 10am on May 27.

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