Ever pondered on the enigma of the Mona Lisa’s smile? Well now, thanks to AI technology, it’s almost possible you could ask her yourself. Samsung’s AI lab in Russia has managed to turn Da Vinci’s masterpiece into a moving work of art. She can now be seen talking, tilting her head and flexing that famous smile.
Researchers behind the technology created this moving artwork solely from a still image, namely the original portrait by Da Vinci. They applied the same technique to images of Marilyn Monroe and Albert Einstein.
At this stage, it’s simply an exercise showcasing some pretty impressive technology, but already there are concerns that the same tech could eventually be used to make ‘deep fakes’ – fake videos using just photos. But for now, just keep smiling.
Via. Design Taxi