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Images of Madonna, Michael Jackson and Lady Di with artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence shows how Madonna, Michael Jackson and Lady Di would be today. (photo: Instagram/Alper Yesiltas/Composition/Jose Arana)

How would they be physically Lady Di, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Heath Ledger, Paul Walker or Amy Winehouse if they were still alive? This question was asked by the Turkish photographer, Alper Yesiltaswho thanks to artificial intelligence was able to answer it in his project ‘As if nothing had happened’ published in Instagram.

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“I would like to share with you the first series of images of my project with Artificial Intelligence called As if nothing happened. It shows the answer to the question of what some people would look like right now in a photograph if some big events had not happened to them, “he comments on Instagram. photographer.

Philip Seymour Hoffmann. (photo: Instagram/Alper Yesiltas)
Philip Seymour Hoffmann. (photo: Instagram/Alper Yesiltas)

How AI was used to “revive” celebrities

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yesitas used software of image editing and artificial intelligence to bring some musicians and actors to life and even remove Madonna’s cosmetic enhancements. The tools used by the photographer use an artificial intelligence algorithm called a generative adversarial network (GAN).

This technique consists of two parts. The first one creates an aged version of the face and you can choose a specific age. The program then compares the AI-generated image with the real image of the selected age so that the result is believable.

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Madonna. (photo: Instagram/Alper Yesiltas)
Madonna. (photo: Instagram/Alper Yesiltas)
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“The development of AI technology has really excited me and made me think that anything imaginable can be shown in reality. When I started playing with technology, I saw what it could do and thought about what would make me the happiest. I wanted to see some of the people I missed again and that’s how the project came about,” he explains. Yesiltas on your Instagram account.

Heath Ledger, the first Joker actor. (photo: Instagram/Alper Yesiltas)
Heath Ledger, the first Joker actor. (photo: Instagram/Alper Yesiltas)

The photographer believes that “the hardest part of the creative process” is making it look realistic. “The moment I like the most is when I think the image in front of me looks very realistic, as if it had been taken by a photographer,” emphasizes Yesiltas.

On his Instagram account there are many other images created by the artificial intelligence of a Turkish professional. All quite realistic.

Paul Walker. (photo: Instagram/Alper Yesiltas)
Paul Walker. (photo: Instagram/Alper Yesiltas)

The rest of the descriptions and photos of the project

In addition to the photos that used AI to be modified, the graphic artist added a phrase that describes how each of the celebrities he brought to the present day died. These phrases are also a personal reason why he wanted them to stay alive.

Freddie Mercury: I wish I hadn’t had that disease.

Freddy Mercury. (photo: Instagram/Alper Yesiltas)
Freddy Mercury. (photo: Instagram/Alper Yesiltas)

-Amy Winehouse: orI wish I hadn’t fallen into depression.

Amy Winehouse. (photo: Instagram/Alper Yesiltas)
Amy Winehouse. (photo: Instagram/Alper Yesiltas)

-Michael Jackson: I wish he hadn’t faced vitiligo.

michael jackson (photo: Instagram/Alper Yesiltas)
michael jackson (photo: Instagram/Alper Yesiltas)

-John Lennon and The Beatles: I wish I hadn’t been in New York that day.

The Beatles. (photo: Instagram/Alper Yesiltas)
The Beatles. (photo: Instagram/Alper Yesiltas)

Bruce Lee: I wish I hadn’t taken that painkiller that day.

-Elvis Presley: I wish you decided to live a life where you paid more attention to your heart health.

– 2pac: I wish he hadn’t been involved in that event that would lead him to confront the mob.

Tupac. (photo: Instagram/Alper Yesiltas)
Tupac. (photo: Instagram/Alper Yesiltas)

Alper Yesiltas finally he mentions that the time it took to make this digital process varies according to the personality he chooses and how he manages to make it “real” and also adds that “there are 10 images so far in this project, I want to extend it, but I want to do it in a way selective so the process is a bit slow for me.”

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