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Annan visits Syria as outrage grows over weekend massacre

Special envoy Kofi Annan will meet with President Bashar al-Assad and senior officials, though rebel leaders say Annan's peace plan is already "dead" following a gruesome massacre that killed 108 people in one town.

(CNN) DAMASCUS - International envoy Kofi Annan arrived in Syria on Monday, even though rebel leaders say Annan's peace plan is already "dead" following a gruesome massacre that killed 108 people in one town.

Meanwhile, British Foreign Secretary William Hague met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday in hopes that Russia would pressure the Syrian regime to abide by Annan's peace plan.

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Robot Artists And Us: Who Decides The Aesthetics Of AI?

Ai-Da is touted as the first bonafide robot artist. But should we consider her paintings and poetry original or creative? Is this even art at all?

Ai-Da at work

Leah Henrickson and Simone Natale

Ai-Da sits behind a desk, paintbrush in hand. She looks up at the person posing for her, and then back down as she dabs another blob of paint onto the canvas. A lifelike portrait is taking shape. If you didn’t know a robot produced it, this portrait could pass as the work of a human artist.

Ai-Da is touted as the “first robot to paint like an artist”, and an exhibition of her work called Leaping into the Metaverse opened at the Venice Biennale.

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