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The Women’s Foundation launched its first ever NFT project in collaboration with Hanson Robotics’ AI Robot Sophia and Hong Kong artist Sophia Hotung to showcase a visionary collaboration between artificial intelligence and humans. It will debut at the Digital Art Fair on October 20 and aims to encourage greater diversity and inclusivity within the tech and crypto industries, as well as promote greater gender equality through technology. Fiona Nott, CEO of The Women’s Foundation “hope[s] this collaboration will inspire the next generation of women to challenge gender stereotypes, gain tech skills and become innovators at the nexus of technology and art to drive equality.”
The creative process of the artwork represents a successful collaboration between artificial intelligence and humans. “$OPH” was first designed by Sophia Hotung, AI Robot Sophia then applied a combination of algorithms, neural networks, and symbolic AI to create the final product. What these two artists share in common is not just their first name “Sophia”, but also their common identity as feminists and desire to drive awareness on gender inequality, and champion for a gender-equal future through this initiative. Sophia Hotung “find[s] it empowering to collaborate with a predominantly female team to create artwork that not only celebrates but also financially supports women’s issues. It is a significant step towards gender inclusivity at an exciting artistic and technological frontier.”
The NFT design combines Sophia Hotung’s original artwork collection, “Stamp Beauty” with an abstract touch by AI Robot Sophia. “$OPH” is modelled after the $2 Hong Kong coin with its distinctive ridged edges. This unique Hong Kong element reinforces the local roots of AI Robot Sophia and Sophia Hotung. The $OPH NFT is accompanied by an animated NFT of the stages of collaboration between human and robot artists. This animation is offered as a companion piece to the $OPH NFT.
The NFT design combines Sophia Hotung’s original artwork collection, ‘Stamp Beauty’, and then added with an abstract touch by AI Robot Sophia. $OPH is modelled after the $2 Hong Kong coin with its distinctive ridged edges. This unique Hong Kong element reinforces the local roots of AI Robot Sophia and Sophia Hotung. It will be exclusively, as a one-of-one NFT, auctioned at Sotheby’s from 20 – 27 October.
Stamp of Approval
An animation that overviews the creative process between both artists. It starts with Sophia Hotung’s work ‘Stamp Beauty’ and depicts AI Robot Sophia’s journey of developing as an equality advocate, and her desire to build a fairer society and better future. Her cognitive ability to understand societal issues and express these thoughts through art emphasise the rapidly evolving space of artwork and NFTs. “Stamp of Approval” will be auctioned as a one-of-one NFT in conjunction with Digital Art Fair.
The 'Stamp Beauty' colourways collection features Sophia the Robot and the iconic Hong Kong skyline, and forms the foundation for the 'Future Values' collaboration. 'Stamp Beauty' is available in 5 colours – Lilac, Mustard, Teal, Vermillion, and the exclusive collectors' piece in Charcoal. Lilac, Mustard, Teal and Vermillion are available for sale up to 100 issues of each colour, and the Charcoal Edition will be gifted as an exclusive collector's item to the first 25 collectors who purchase the four other colours (Lilac, Mustard, Teal, Vermillion). It will be available for purchase in conjunction with Digital Art Fair.
“This collection not only contributes to our on-going quest to explore human-AI collaboration, but also enables Sophia to grow in her journey of developing as an equality advocate. Her cognitive ability to understand and express societal issues through art emphasise the rapidly evolving space of artwork and NFTs, and the creative potential of human and AI collaboration.” — David Hanson, Founder and CEO of Hanson Robotics