Ai-Da Robot was devised by Aidan Meller – a specialist in modern and contemporary art and is the Creative Director and Project leader of Ai-Da Robot. He has over 25 years’ experience in the art world. It was while reading and seeing the way that technology is disrupting large sections of society, that he realised the need to discuss these shifts in society. Focusing on AI and robotics, he devised Ai-Da as an entity that would be able to challenge the morphing world and ask questions of our time. Meller said “The greatest artists in history grappled with their period of time, and both celebrated and questioned society’s shifts. Ai-Da Robot as technology, is the perfect artist today to discuss the current obsession with technology and its unfolding legacy. Is the so called ‘progress’ in technology something we really want, and if so, how should it manifest?”. If Ai-Da Robot does just one important thing, it would be to get us considering the blurring of human/machine relations, and encouraging us to think more carefully and more slowly about the choices we make for our future – Orwell and Huxley’s messages still ring relevant and we would do well to take heed.