Experience the passion, pain, and art of Frida Kahlo in this gripping tale of love, sacrifice, and legacy.

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The sound of shattering glass echoes through the streets as Frida Kahlo’s beloved blue house is broken into, her paintings stolen and her legacy threatened. But before we explore this act of thievery and its repercussions, we must first delve into the remarkable life of the woman whose paintings are so valuable and inspiring.

Frida Kahlo was a unique artist who channelled her physical and emotional pain into her art. Born in Mexico City in 1907, Frida was just a child when she contracted polio, which left her with a limp. Then, as a teenager, a bus accident left her with numerous broken bones, a damaged spine, and lifelong pain. It was during her long and painful recovery that Frida began to explore the world of art, painting self-portraits that explored her trauma, pain, and experiences.

But Frida’s life was far more than just her art. Her passionate and turbulent marriage to Diego Rivera, their political activism, and Frida’s own struggles with infidelity, miscarriage, and debilitating illness all played a part in her art and her legacy. Despite her tumultuous life and short-lived career, Frida Kahlo remains an icon to this day, inspiring artists around the world with her powerful and poignant paintings.

Chapter 1: “The Accident”

It was September 17th, 1925, when the bus carrying Frida Kahlo and her friends was involved in a terrible accident. Frida was just 18 years old at the time, and the accident would change her life forever.

As the bus careened off the road and crashed into a trolley car, Frida was thrown from her seat and onto the metal handrail. The force of the impact caused the rail to impale her through her hip, fracturing bones in her spine and pelvis. Blood poured from the wound as Frida was rushed to the hospital, where she would spend weeks in recovery.

The accident left Frida in excruciating pain, and she was forced to wear a heavy plaster cast that covered her from chest to foot. During her recovery, Frida was confined to her bed for months on end, unable to move or even sit up. It was during this time that she began to paint, using a special easel that could be adjusted to her lying down position.

Frida’s first paintings were self-portraits, as she turned to her art as a way to express the emotional and physical agony she was experiencing. Her work was raw and honest, depicting the pain, fear, and sadness that she was feeling. It was an expression of her innermost self, and it was the beginning of a lifelong journey through art.

As Frida lay in her bed, painting and contemplating her life, she began to question what it meant to be alive, to be in pain, and to be an artist. She explored her identity, her sexuality, and her political beliefs through her art. She became a voice for the Mexican people, painting images of their struggles and triumphs. She became an advocate for the oppressed and marginalized, using her art as a way to speak out against injustice.

Despite her many physical limitations, Frida refused to let her pain define her. She would go on to have a passionate and tumultuous marriage to Diego Rivera, an affair with Leon Trotsky, and a lifelong dedication to her art. Her paintings would go on to inspire countless artists and become some of the most valuable works of art in the world.

As we return to the broken-into blue house, we can see the value of Frida’s art, not just in monetary terms, but in the emotional and spiritual impact it has on those who view it. And we can see how her paintings, which were once a source of solace and expression for Frida, continue to be a source of inspiration for artists and art lovers all over the world.

Chapter 2: “A Passionate Union”

Frida Kahlo met Diego Rivera for the first time when she was only 15 years old. She saw him painting the walls of her school, and she was mesmerized by his talent and charisma. It was not until a few years later, in 1928, that the two would meet again and begin a tempestuous relationship.

Diego was already a famous artist, and he was 20 years older than Frida. But despite the age difference and the fact that Diego was married, the two fell deeply in love. Their love affair was scandalous and passionate, and it would inspire Frida’s art for the rest of her life.

In this chapter, we delve into the beginning of Frida and Diego’s relationship. The two had a mutual admiration for each other’s art, and Diego was captivated by Frida’s beauty and strength. Frida, on the other hand, was drawn to Diego’s larger-than-life personality and his passion for social justice.

Their love affair was not without its challenges, however. Diego’s wife, Lupe, was jealous of Frida and did everything in her power to keep the two apart. But despite the obstacles, Frida and Diego continued to see each other in secret.

Their relationship intensified when Frida painted a portrait of Diego and presented it to him as a gift. The painting, which featured Diego’s broad shoulders and intense gaze, captured his essence perfectly. Diego was deeply moved by the painting, and he knew that he had found his soulmate in Frida.

As their relationship progressed, Frida’s art began to reflect her love for Diego. She painted numerous portraits of him, each one more passionate and intimate than the last. In one of her most famous works, “Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird,” Frida’s face is adorned with a necklace of thorns, symbolizing the pain she felt from her tumultuous relationship with Diego.

Their love affair was not without its challenges, however. Diego was known for his infidelity, and Frida’s physical disabilities made it difficult for her to keep up with his active social life. But despite the challenges, the two continued to love each other deeply.

In this chapter, we see Frida and Diego at the height of their passion. They were each other’s muse, and their love inspired some of the most beautiful art of the 20th century. We see their relationship as a rollercoaster of emotions, with intense highs and crushing lows.

The chapter ends with Frida and Diego getting married in a private ceremony. Frida wore a traditional Mexican dress, while Diego wore a suit adorned with communist symbols. Their love for each other was evident for all to see, and their marriage would change the course of both of their lives forever.

Chapter 3: “Infidelity and Heartbreak”

Frida stood at the window of her room, staring blankly at the view outside. Her world had been shattered. Diego’s infidelity had been exposed, and there was no denying it. She had seen the evidence with her own eyes – his secret letters to other women. The pain was unbearable, and she didn’t know how to handle it. She had always known that Diego was a womanizer, but this was different. It was a betrayal of the deepest kind.

Frida had always been a strong woman, but this was something she couldn’t bear on her own. She needed to talk to someone, to share her pain and her fears. She reached for the phone and dialed the number of her friend, Tina.

“Tina, it’s me, Frida,” she said, her voice trembling.

“Frida, what’s wrong?” Tina asked, sensing the pain in her friend’s voice.

“Diego…he’s been cheating on me,” Frida said, her voice barely above a whisper.

“Oh my God, Frida. I’m so sorry. Are you okay?”

“No, I’m not okay. I don’t know what to do. I feel so lost and alone,” Frida said, tears streaming down her face.

Tina listened as Frida poured out her heart, describing the pain and heartbreak she was feeling. She tried to offer words of comfort, but she knew there was little she could say that would ease the pain.

Frida started to question everything. Was their love not enough? Had she done something wrong? What was wrong with her that Diego felt the need to cheat? Her self-esteem plummeted, and she felt like she wasn’t enough.

Diego tried to make things right, but the damage had been done. Frida couldn’t trust him anymore, and their relationship became strained. She tried to move on, but the pain wouldn’t go away. She constantly felt like she was walking on eggshells around Diego, afraid of what she might find out next. The love they once had seemed like a distant memory.

Frida turned to her art as a way to cope with the pain. She poured all of her emotions into her paintings, creating pieces that were both beautiful and haunting. Her art became her solace, the one thing she could rely on.

But despite everything, she couldn’t bring herself to leave Diego. The love she had for him was too strong, and she couldn’t bear the thought of being without him. She convinced herself that things would get better, that they could work through their problems.

Weeks turned into months, and Frida tried to move on, but the pain never went away. She continued to be haunted by the images of Diego with other women, and her heart broke all over again every time she thought about it.

In the end, she realized that she couldn’t force things to work. She couldn’t change Diego, and she couldn’t change the fact that he had hurt her. She needed to take care of herself and her own needs. She finally found the strength to leave him and move on, despite the pain that still lingered.

But even as she walked away from Diego, her heart aching, she knew that her art would always be there for her. It was a constant reminder of the pain and heartbreak she had endured, but also the beauty she had created out of that pain.

Chapter 4: “The Art of Pain”

Frida’s physical pain becomes the driving force behind her art. In this chapter, we delve into the complex relationship between suffering, creation, and identity that defined Frida Kahlo’s artistic output. The chapter opens with a description of Frida in her studio, surrounded by her paintings, brushes, and easels. Despite her physical limitations, she is determined to create art that speaks to her experience of pain and disability.

Frida’s art is often considered “surrealist,” but it is also deeply personal, autobiographical, and raw. Her paintings are often characterized by their bold use of color, symbolic imagery, and unapologetic portrayal of physical and emotional trauma. In this chapter, we explore how Frida’s pain and suffering shape her artistic vision, how her work reflects her internal conflicts and struggles, and how her art speaks to a wider audience beyond her own experience.

At the core of Frida’s art is the desire to express the pain and isolation she feels as a result of her physical disabilities. Her paintings often feature disembodied body parts, bloody wounds, and organs exposed to the viewer. Her image of herself depicted as a reed or a tree trunk, which appears in several of her works, is a metaphor of the strength that she gained through her pain and rootedness in her own experience.

We learn about her iconic work “The Broken Column,” where Frida is depicted as a shattered column, her spine replaced by a crumbling Ionic capital. The painting captures the devastating effects of her accident and the agony she experienced for the rest of her life. In this painting, Frida’s body is both fragmented and whole, fragile and resilient, in a way that reflects the complex duality of her existence.

Frida’s art also reflects her sense of identity as a Mexican woman. Her paintings often feature traditional Mexican motifs, such as brightly colored flowers, indigenous costume, and Aztec symbols. Her work frequently challenges the patriarchal norms that prevailed in Mexican society at the time, celebrating female sexuality and empowerment. In this chapter, we see how Frida’s artistic vision was tied to her political beliefs and her commitment to social justice.

Frida’s art was not just a reflection of her own pain and suffering but also an expression of the universal human experience of trauma and healing. She drew inspiration from the lives of other artists and writers who suffered from physical and emotional pain, such as Vincent van Gogh, Emily Dickinson, and William Blake. We learn how her art speaks to the human desire to find meaning and hope in adversity.

The chapter concludes with an exploration of the impact of Frida’s art on the art world and popular culture. Her paintings have become iconic symbols of resilience, strength, and feminine identity, and her influence on artists and activists around the world continues to this day. We see how her legacy speaks to the power of art to transform suffering into beauty and how her art is a testament to the human capacity to endure and triumph over adversity.

Chapter 5: “A Political Stance”

As Frida’s relationship with Diego deepens, she becomes increasingly drawn into political activism. Her passion for social justice and the plight of the Mexican people is fueled by Diego’s fervent beliefs. In this chapter, we see how her political stance manifests itself in her art and her personal life.

Frida’s first exposure to politics comes through Diego’s association with the Mexican Communist Party. She is fascinated by the party’s ideals and becomes a member herself. Her art also begins to reflect her political beliefs, as she starts painting images of revolutionaries, peasants, and workers.

Diego’s radical views have a profound impact on Frida’s worldview. She becomes deeply committed to the cause of the Mexican people, and her art becomes a vehicle for expressing her solidarity with them. She paints scenes of oppression and struggle, depicting the harsh realities of life for Mexico’s poor and marginalized.

One of Frida’s most powerful works from this period is “The Two Fridas,” which depicts two versions of herself sitting side by side. One Frida is dressed in traditional Mexican clothing, while the other is dressed in modern Western clothing. The two Fridas are holding hands, their hearts exposed and bleeding. The painting is seen as a commentary on Frida’s own mixed heritage and the struggle between her Mexican and European identities, but it also speaks to the larger issues of identity and cultural hybridity that were central to Mexican politics at the time.

Frida’s political activism also has a personal impact on her relationship with Diego. They become involved in a menage a trois with Leon Trotsky, the exiled Russian revolutionary. Frida and Trotsky become close, and she paints a portrait of him that has since become an iconic image of the man. However, the relationship has repercussions for Frida and Diego’s marriage, as jealousy and mistrust begin to creep in.

Despite the challenges in her personal life, Frida remains committed to her political beliefs. She becomes an outspoken advocate for social justice and human rights, and her art continues to reflect her passion for the cause. In “Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird,” she depicts herself as a martyr, wearing a necklace of thorns and holding a dead hummingbird. The painting is seen as a commentary on the sacrifices that artists must make for their art, as well as a symbol of Frida’s own struggles with illness and pain.

As the chapter comes to a close, we see Frida’s political activism beginning to take a toll on her health. She is frequently ill and exhausted, but her passion for the cause keeps her going. Despite the challenges she faces, Frida remains dedicated to her art and her politics, using both to express her deep love for the Mexican people and her commitment to social justice.

Chapter 6: “Sacrifice and Surrender”

As Frida’s health deteriorates, her body becomes weaker, and she has to undergo numerous surgeries. The once vibrant and independent artist is now confined to her bed, dependent on others for her basic needs.

She spends most of her days in excruciating pain, trying to find ways to distract herself from the constant ache. Her paintings, once a source of solace and expression, now become a reminder of her physical limitations.

Frida’s relationship with Diego also becomes strained as he seeks comfort and intimacy outside their marriage. She feels betrayed and abandoned, and her sense of isolation deepens.

As she lies in bed, she begins to realize that she may never fully recover from the accident. The surgeries and treatments seem endless, and her body is slowly giving up. She contemplates death and the possibility of leaving behind everything she has fought for.

But even in her darkest moments, Frida refuses to give up on her art. She starts to paint from her bed, using a mirror to see herself and her surroundings. Her paintings become softer and more introspective, reflecting her internal struggles and her desire for peace and acceptance.

In one of her most poignant works, “The Broken Column,” Frida paints herself as a broken and vulnerable figure, held together by a steel corset that symbolizes her inner strength. The painting captures the pain and fragility of her body while also celebrating her resilience and courage.

Frida also starts to make sacrifices to continue creating her art. She resists taking pain medication so that her mind remains clear and focused on her work. She refuses to be limited by her physical condition, instead using it as a source of inspiration for her paintings.

One day, when Diego comes to visit her, she shows him a painting she has been working on. It depicts her lying in bed, surrounded by images of her dreams and desires. Diego is moved by the painting and recognizes the depth of Frida’s inner world, which he had often overlooked in their relationship.

In that moment, Frida feels a renewed sense of connection with Diego and a renewed purpose in her art. She surrenders to her physical limitations, acknowledging that her body may never fully heal, but she refuses to give up on her spirit and her creative expression.

As the chapter comes to a close, Frida’s body continues to weaken, but her art continues to thrive. She finds a sense of peace and acceptance in the act of painting, and she knows that her legacy will live on even after she is gone.

Chapter 7: “Legacy”

Frida’s influence on the art world was immeasurable. Even after her death, her paintings continued to inspire artists around the world to embrace their pain and use it to create something beautiful. In this final chapter, we see how Frida’s legacy lives on, and how her art continues to touch the hearts of many.

As Frida grew older, her health continued to deteriorate. She underwent more surgeries and spent long periods confined to her bed. Despite these challenges, she never stopped creating. With each brushstroke, she poured her heart and soul onto the canvas, creating works of art that were both beautiful and profound.

Frida’s art had always been deeply personal, but as she approached the end of her life, she became even more introspective. She began to paint self-portraits that were raw and honest, portraying not only her physical pain but her emotional struggles as well. In these portraits, we see Frida’s vulnerability and her strength, her despair and her hope.

As Frida’s fame grew, so did her reputation as a political activist. She and Diego supported the Communist Party of Mexico, and their home became a hub for artists, intellectuals, and revolutionaries. Frida’s art became a vehicle for her political beliefs, and she used it to express her solidarity with the people of Mexico.

Despite her success, Frida remained humble. She once said, “I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.”

Frida’s art was not just about her pain; it was about the human experience. Her paintings spoke to something deep within all of us, something universal and timeless. They reminded us that even in our darkest moments, there is beauty to be found.

As Frida’s health began to fail her, she became more reclusive. She spent her days in her bed, surrounded by her art and her beloved pets. She wrote letters to friends and family, expressing her love and gratitude for their support.

On July 13, 1954, Frida Kahlo died at the age of 47. She had lived a life that was full of pain and passion, love and heartbreak, creativity and resistance. She had left behind a legacy that would continue to inspire generations to come.

In the years since her death, Frida’s art has only grown in popularity. Her paintings have been exhibited in museums around the world, and her image has become an icon of Mexican culture. Her story has been told in countless books, movies, and documentaries, each one a testament to her enduring legacy.

Frida’s art was more than just a reflection of her life; it was a celebration of the human spirit. It was a reminder that even in our darkest moments, we can find beauty and meaning. It was a call to embrace our pain and use it to create something extraordinary.

As we look back on Frida’s life, we are reminded of the power of art to heal and transform. We are reminded that our struggles are not in vain, and that there is beauty to be found in even the most difficult moments. And we are reminded that, like Frida, we too can leave a lasting legacy that will inspire others for generations to come.

Some scenes from the movie Frida written by A.I.

Scene 1


– FRIDA KAHLO: A talented artist who struggles with physical and emotional pain following a bus accident.

– DIEGO RIVERA: A larger-than-life painter and Frida’s lover, who inspires and challenges her.

– ALEJANDRO: A kind-hearted nurse who helps Frida during her recovery.

– LUIS: Frida’s father, who provides emotional support during her difficult times.


– Mexico City, 1925

SCENE 1 – “The Accident”:



A young Frida Kahlo hurries through the busy streets, carrying a bag of art supplies. Suddenly, a bus appears out of nowhere and hits her. She screams in pain as the bus driver flees the scene.


Frida lies in a hospital bed, her body covered in casts and braces. Her mother, MATILDE, sits by her side, sobbing uncontrollably.

MATILDE: (whispering) Oh, my baby girl. What happened to you?

FRIDA: (groaning) It was an accident, Mama. The bus… it hit me.

Suddenly, the door opens and a young nurse, ALEJANDRO, enters the room.

ALEJANDRO: (smiling) Buenos dias, Senorita Kahlo. I’m Alejandro, your nurse. How are you feeling today?

FRIDA: (weakly) I’m in a lot of pain.

ALEJANDRO: (nodding) I’m here to help you feel better. We’ll make sure you get the best care possible.

As Alejandro checks her vital signs, Frida gazes out the window and sees a mural on a nearby wall. She is struck by the vibrant colors and bold, expressive style.

FRIDA: (in awe) Who painted that?

ALEJANDRO: (smiling) That’s Diego Rivera’s work. He’s one of Mexico’s most famous artists.


Scene 2



We see a crowd gathering around a building under construction. Camera pans over to reveal the building – a mural in progress by Diego Rivera. People are taking pictures and admiring the artwork.



Frida Kahlo walks in, carrying a canvas and a box of paints. She looks around the studio, taking everything in. Diego Rivera enters the room, and they greet each other with a kiss.


What do you have there, my love?


Just something I’ve been working on. I thought you might like to see it.

Diego takes a look at the canvas.


This is fantastic! You have a real talent, my dear.


Thank you, Diego. You inspire me.


And you inspire me. I couldn’t do what I do without you.

They begin to paint together, lost in the process. As they work, their relationship grows stronger.



Frida and Diego are sitting at a table, laughing and drinking. A beautiful woman approaches them.


Diego, it’s so good to see you.

Diego introduces the woman to Frida.


This is my wife, Frida.

The woman looks her up and down, sizing her up.


Such a pleasure to meet you, Frida. I’ve heard so much about you.

Frida smiles politely, sensing something is amiss.


Well, I must be going. It was lovely to see you, Diego. And you, Frida.

The woman walks away, and Frida turns to Diego.


Who was that?


Just someone I used to know.

Frida looks hurt and betrayed.


Diego, don’t lie to me.


Okay, okay. She’s an old friend. Nothing more.

Frida looks away, her trust in Diego shaken.



Frida is working on a painting, lost in her thoughts. Diego enters the room, looking troubled.


Frida, we need to talk.


About what?


About us. I know I haven’t been faithful, but I love you more than anything. I don’t want to lose you.

Frida considers his words for a moment.


Diego, I love you too. But I can’t keep living like this. If you want me, you need to be faithful.

Diego nods, promising to change his ways.


Scene 3



Frida is sitting on her patio, sipping on her tea. She looks lost in thought, staring off into the distance.



Frida is lying in bed, tears streaming down her face. Diego is sitting next to her, looking guilty.


I’m sorry, Frida. I don’t know what’s wrong with me.



You don’t know what’s wrong with you? You’ve been cheating on me!

Diego reaches out to touch Frida, but she pulls away.


Don’t touch me!

Diego looks hurt and defeated.



Frida is sitting at the bar, nursing a drink. A handsome man approaches her.


Hey there, beautiful. What brings you out tonight?

Frida looks at him skeptically.


Just trying to forget my problems.


Well, maybe I can help with that.

Frida smirks and takes a sip of her drink.



Diego wakes up alone in the bed. He looks around for Frida, but she’s not there.



Frida is sitting on a bench, sketching in her notebook. Diego approaches her cautiously.


Frida, I’m so sorry. I promise I’ll never hurt you again.



I don’t know if I can trust you, Diego.


I’ll do anything to prove myself to you.

Frida looks at him, considering his words.



I guess we’ll see.



Scene 4


– Frida Kahlo: A Mexican surrealist painter who channels her physical and emotional pain into her art.

– Diego Rivera: A famous Mexican muralist and Frida’s husband, who is a source of both inspiration and heartache for her.

– Dr. Leo Eloesser: Frida’s medical doctor and close friend, who helps her cope with her chronic pain and encourages her art.

Setting: Frida’s home in Casa Azul, Mexico City, 1940s.


Frida sits in front of her canvas, paintbrush in hand, as she puts the finishing touches on a self-portrait. Her expression is one of both pain and determination.

Diego enters the room, his eyes fixed on the painting.


(sotto voce)

Beautiful… and terrifying.

Frida doesn’t look up.



Thank you, my love. Your approval means everything to me.

Diego walks up to her, wrapping his arms around her.



I wish I could take away your pain.



You already have.

They share a tender kiss, and then Diego pulls away.


(after a pause)

I have an idea for a mural, Frida. A grandiose one.



Tell me more.


It’s called “Man at the Crossroads”. It will be a tribute to the workers of the world, and an indictment of capitalism.

Frida’s smile fades.



You know how I feel about your politics, Diego.



It’s not just politics, Frida. It’s about justice.



I don’t want to argue about this. I just want to paint.

Diego looks at her, his expression softening.



You’re right. I shouldn’t have brought it up. Your art is more important than anything else.

Frida nods, and returns to her canvas.

A few moments of silence pass, before Dr. Eloesser walks into the studio.



Frida, have you seen the latest issue of Life magazine? They’ve featured your work again!



No, I haven’t. Show me.

Dr. Eloesser hands her the magazine, and Frida flips through the pages until she comes to a full-page spread of her painting “The Two Fridas”.



I can’t believe it. I never thought my art would be recognized like this.

Dr. Eloesser and Diego come up to her, admiring the painting.



You deserve every bit of recognition, my dear. You’re a genius.

Frida smiles at him, taking his hand in hers.



I love you, Diego.



I love you too, Frida.

Dr. Eloesser watches them, before leaving the room, giving them privacy.

As the day fades into night, Frida and Diego continue to admire her work, soaking up the warmth of each other’s love.

Fade to black.

Scene 5


Frida is surrounded by her paintings; her latest work is a striking mural depicting the struggle of the Mexican people. Diego walks in, and they embrace.


I see you’ve been busy.



Always. You inspire me, Diego.


(smiling back)

So, my love, what do you think of our next project?



Tell me more!

Diego pulls out a large sketchbook filled with his latest political cartoons.


I’ve been working on these for a while now. I think they could make a real impact.


(studying the drawings)

They’re fantastic, Diego. But how do you plan on sharing them?

Diego pulls out a crumpled flyer.


We’re going to organize a rally in the town square. We’ll hand out these flyers and sell prints of the cartoons to raise money for our cause.



I’m with you, Diego. Let’s make some noise.


The plaza is filled with people. The air is charged with excitement and anticipation. Diego takes the stage, and the crowd goes wild.


(voice rising above the noise)

My brothers and sisters, we are here today to fight for what is right! The people of Mexico deserve better than poverty and oppression. We will not rest until every man, woman, and child has a fair chance at a better life!

The crowd cheers and claps. Frida watches from the sidelines, a proud smile on her face.


The rally is interrupted by a group of police officers armed with batons and shields.



This is an illegal gathering! All of you, disperse immediately!

Diego steps forward, his hands raised in a peaceful gesture.


We are protesting peacefully. We have the right to do so.



Not anymore! You’re all under arrest!

The police charge forward, and chaos ensues. People scatter in all directions. Frida and Diego are separated.


(calling out)

Diego! Diego!

There’s no response. Frida’s heart races as she searches for her beloved.

Suddenly, a hand grabs her from behind and pulls her into an alley. She turns to face her attacker ready to fight, but it’s Diego. He pulls her close, and they hold each other tightly.



You’re safe. We’re safe.



What do we do now?



We keep fighting. We can’t give up now.

They kiss, and the camera pans out as they stand in the dimly lit alley, holding on to each other tightly.

Author: AI