I believe you’ve seen AI-generated portraits of people who don’t exist. But artificial intelligence can do more, and actually make us tear up when seeing its creations – it can generate people who once were. It can create portraits of people who are no longer with us and show us what they would look like if they were still alive.
This is exactly what Alper Yesiltas used it for. With help of AI, he reimagined some of the biggest music icons such as Jimi Hendrix, Freddie Mercury, Janis Joplin and others. All of them abandoned us way too young, and Alper’s emotional project shows what they might look like if they were still here.