Ai-Da is a robot that paints and creates art – but what else could they do in the future? Neil and Sam discuss the topic and teach you related vocabulary.

This week’s question
The name, Ai-Da, uses the abbreviation for ‘artificial intelligence’ – AI – to make a woman’s first name, but which famous, real-life Ada was the robot named after? Was it:

a) Ada Brown?,
b) Ada Lovelace? or,
c) Ada Maris?

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.


an imaginary future society where everything is bad

non-verbal communication
communication that does not involve speaking such as using physical gestures and facial expressions

the quality in someone that makes them attractive and interesting

so exciting and interesting that it holds your attention

battles to win
problems to be solved; obstacles to be overcome

iron (something) out
remove or find solutions to a problem

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