Digital Work From ROBOT Sold for Over $688,000 at Auction

Digital Work From ROBOT Sold for Over $688,000 at Auction

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A digital work from a robot has recently been sold for $688,888 in the form of a non-fungible token at an auction house.

According to news agency Associated Press, the robot, named Sophia, is the most famous creation from Hanson Robotics.

CEO David Hanson believes that realistic-looking robots can connect with people and ultimately assist in industries.

“I envisioned Sophia as a creative artwork herself, that could generate art,” Hanson told reporters in an interview.

To realize that, he then made Sophia collaborate with Italian artist Andrea Bonaceto, who drew portraits.

Sophia then processed his work via neural networks and proceeded to create a digital artwork of her own.

In a tweet, Sophia described the work as the first NFT collaboration between an AI and an artist-collector.

Meanwhile, dog-inspired group of robots can now boogie to The Contours’ 1962 R&B hit “Do You Love Me?” and other songs.

According to various news reports online, Boston Dynamics, a robotics company released footage.

In the video, humanoid Atlas, dog-inspired Spot and box-moving Handle move with so unsettling precision.

Reza Zadeh, a technology executive and machine learning expert, posted the performance which has since gone viral.

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