Sophia Collective in collaboration with Hanson Robotics and SingularityNET
Dr. Hanson notes, “There’s also a lot more where these artworks are coming from. We actually are forming a whole new venture called Sophia Collective - a collaboration of Hanson Robotics and SingularityNET - oriented toward pulling together a global community to help move Sophia toward beneficial general intelligence through open source software and creative digital arts.”
The NFT art market has gained a lot of momentum recently after London’s auction house Christie's announced to hold an auction for a series of artworks by Beeple, one of the most well known artists in the space.
Curated by Los Angeles based art-gallery “IV Gallery”, this will be the first ever collaboration between a human and a humanoid Artificial Intelligence.
The “drop” on Nifty Gateway will consist of multiple artworks that will be revealed a few days ahead of the sale on Sophia and Andrea Bonaceto social media channels.
Andrea Bonaceto, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and blockchain pioneer commented: “NFTs will act as a catalyst to help society achieve the ideal balance between creativity and rationality. This could be the dawn of a new Renaissance, springing straight after a global pandemic – reminiscent of the 15th century Renaissance that arose in the immediate aftermath of the plague. NFTs are for the creative industry what Bitcoin is for the financial industry - a paradigm shift. It is very exciting to be at the cusp of this new trend.”
Vincent Harrison, founder of IV Gallery and NFT art pioneer also adds “Contemporary art focuses on the concept/idea above all else, aesthetics, even mechanical talent are not valued as much as original thought, so is it possible that AI is the logical evolution of the purely creative thought process? Without the distractions, restrictions, and inherent limits of human thought, AI is free to create unhindered, could AI artists create the next turning point in art history?”
About Hanson Robotics
Hanson Robotics is an AI and robotics company dedicated to creating socially intelligent machines that enrich the quality of our lives. Founded by David Hanson, Ph.D., the Hanson team has built a worldwide reputation for creating robots that look and act genuinely alive, including renowned robot character Sophia the Robot. Hanson Robotics innovations in AI research and development, robotics engineering, experiential design, storytelling and material science bring robots to life as engaging characters, useful products, and as evolving AI.
About Andrea Bonaceto
Andrea is a visual artist based in London and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). Andrea is inspired by people's facial expressions and abstract artefacts of nature - he mostly uses acrylic colours on paper/canvas/gessobord and digital media. Andrea is also Founding Partner at Eterna Capital, an investment firm operating in the blockchain space.
About IV Gallery
IV Gallery represents a small stable of emerging artists, focusing on shows that bring to light and/or challenge our views on social issues. IV Gallery is actively involved in providing platforms for its artists in temporary exhibits and fairs, worldwide, as well as exposure through its home locations in New York and Los Angeles. The gallery also provides the Los Angeles location as a community arts center for performance art/spoken word and music.