Algorithm Queen
Year2022 (2022)
SubjectElizabeth II

Algorithm Queen is a 2022 painting of Queen Elizabeth II by Ai-Da,[1] a humanoid robot credited with being the world's first ultra-realistic robot artist.[2] Ai-Da painted the Queen in celebration of her Platinum Jubilee.[3]


Algorithm Queen was layered and scaled to produce the final multi-dimensional portrait of the monarch.[1] The portrait will be exhibited publicly in London later in 2022.[4]

Ai-Da said, "I'd like to thank Her Majesty the Queen for her dedication, and for the service she gives to so many people. She is an outstanding, courageous woman who is utterly committed to public service. I think she's an amazing human being, and I wish The Queen a very happy Platinum Jubilee".[4]

Aidan Meller, the robot's creator, said the first portrait of the Queen by a robot provided an opportunity to think about "all that has changed during the Queen's life”. He said, "We are excited Ai-Da Robot has made history just in time for the Queen's Jubilee".[4]

Jonathan Jones, The Guardian's art critic, said the painting showed the Queen's eyes with "a vacant, not quite human look. The mixture of leaden accuracy and, at the same time, complete lack of emphasis, feeling or conviction in Ai-Da's depiction of Her Maj is a telling glimpse of the limits of the AI 'art' genre. The machine records, but does not see. Because it has no conscious mind, let alone emotions".[5]


  1. ^ a b "Robot artist paints a portrait of the Queen for the Platinum Jubilee". Metro. 27 May 2022.
  2. ^ "'Some people feel threatened': face to face with Ai-Da the robot artist". The Guardian. 18 May 2021. Retrieved 3 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Platinum Jubilee: Portrait of Queen painted by robot unveiled". Independent. 27 May 2022.
  4. ^ a b c "Platinum Jubilee: AI robot paints Queen's portrait". BBC News. 27 May 2022.
  5. ^ "But is it art, Ma'am? Robot's platinum jubilee Queen portrait unveiled". The Guardian. 27 May 2022.