September 24, 2022

Have you ever ever questioned what members of the 27 Membership and different lifeless celebrities would appear like in the event that they have been nonetheless alive? Photographer and lawyer Alper Yesiltas has tried to reply that query by utilizing AI expertise to create portraits of celebrities together with Kurt Cobain, John Lennon, Freddie Mercury, Janis Joplin, Tupac, and Heath Ledger.

Yesiltas lately shared the primary assortment of the challenge, titled “As If Nothing Occurred.” Different AI-generated pictures within the sequence embrace Freddie Mercury, Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, and Bruce Lee.

“With the event of AI expertise, I’ve been excited for some time, pondering that ‘something conceivable will be proven in actuality,’” Yesiltas wrote concerning the challenge. “After I began tinkering with expertise, I noticed what I might do and considered what would make me the happiest. I wished to see a number of the folks I missed once more in entrance of me and that’s how this challenge emerged.”

The artist continued, “The toughest a part of the artistic course of for me is making the picture really feel ‘actual’ to me. The second I like probably the most is after I assume the picture in entrance of me seems to be very sensible as if it was taken by a photographer.”

To create the photographs, Yesiltas used software program just like the AI picture enhancer Remini and picture modifying applications like Adobe Lightroom and VSCO. Check out a number of the images beneath, and see the total assortment right here.

This isn’t the primary time AI has been utilized in relation to Cobain and Hendrix. A challenge known as Misplaced Tapes of the 27 Membership launched in 2021 utilizing Google’s AI program Magenta to create songs within the model of musicians who died on the age of 27.

Extra lately, the usage of AI in music got here below controversy after AI robotic rapper FN Meka’s use of the N-word in lyrics resurfaced following his signing to Capitol Data. In response to the backlash, the label “severed ties” with the “challenge” and apologized to the Black group.

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