November 4 2023

Peter Blake uses an AI-powered robot to paint

300 guests captured live at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

300 guests arriving on the red carpet for the 60th anniversary party at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, participated in a world first: a monumental collage designed by Sir Peter Blake, painted live during the event by an AI powered robot.

The AI converted 300 real-time photographs into a line drawing, instructing a robot holding a calligraphy brush to paint them into one of Blake’s signature ‘crowds’ collages. Guests watched as their portraits were painted onto the five metre wide canvas during the evening, set against a backdrop of the hotel.