A.I.C.C.A. (Artificially Intelligent Critical Canine) is a robotic dog able to explore spaces such as galleries, museums or art fairs, then produce and defecate short texts on the works it encounters. An automaton performer for the age of artificial intelligence, A.I.C.C.A. combines retro aesthetics with complex algorithms, ChatGPT and tongue-in-cheek humour to generate conversation. It reflects Mario Klingemann’s career-long fascination with the intersection of art and technology, but also marks a new step for the artist, who has incorporated robotics into his work for the first time. The result is a furry agent provocateur which invites debate around AI, the role of robots, or even what it means to have a critical eye.