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NFT digital artwork by humanoid robot Sophia goes up for auction

Sophia, who was unveiled in 2016, produced her art in collaboration with Italian digital artist Andrea Bonaceto, known for colourful portraits, some of which depict famous people, such as Elon Musk

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Joyce Zhou | Reuters 

Robot artist Sophia, whose first artwork goes up for auction on Wednesday, says she draws inspiration for her work from people and is open to future creative partnerships with humans. A digital artwork by the Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics humanoid, in the form of a Non-Fungible Token (NFT), is to be auctioned in the first sale of such pieces created jointly with artificial intelligence (AI). NFTs, a digital signature saved on blockchain ledgers that allows anyone to verify the ownership and authenticity of items, have become the latest investment craze, with one artwork selling ...

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First Published: Tue, March 23 2021. 00:00 IST