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Landlady Forces Rape Victim To Move Out Because She 'Caused Trouble'

A case in Munich of an outrageously callous landlady prompts the police officer who followed the rape investigation to intervene. But the real estate agent insists the owner is within her rights.

"For rent"
"For rent"
Christian Rost

MUNICH — When Michaela F. (name changed), 27, returned to her Munich apartment on the night of June 2, 2013, a man came up behind her and forced his way through the door into the building. He dragged her to the cellar where he raped her.

But when the young woman’s landlady learned of the incident, she refused to continue renting to Michaela F. on the grounds that she had “caused trouble,” and that because of her the police had visited the building.

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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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