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Barolo vs. Bordeaux: Latest Round To The Italian In Red

Wine guru Robert Parker pays unique homage to Barolo 2007, a vintage that could down as a once-in-a-generation offering. And the Italians rejoice.

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Roberto Fiori

ALBA - Robert Parker, the influential wine critic who has determined the success or disgrace of countless producers across the world, has picked Barolo to do what he had never done before: a public wine tasting in New York.

With a selected group of 15 producers of the Langhe -- the wine-growing area in the northern Italian Piedmont region -- he introduced the 2007 Barolo to the most important collectors in the United States, Canada and Britain.

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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?

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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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