Watch Salvador Dalí Return to Life Through AI
The Dalí Museum has created a deepfake of surrealist artist Salvador Dalí that brings him back to life. This life-size deepfake is set up to have interactive discussions with visitors.
The deepfake can produce 45 minutes of content and 190,512 possible combinations of phrases and decisions taken by the fake but realistic Dalí. The exhibition was created by Goodby, Silverstein & Partners using 6,000 frames of Dalí taken from historic footage and 1,000 hours of machine learning.
Experts analyzed every facet of the artist's' life to create an accurately simulated personality. They then used an actor to make 125 different videos.
Last but not least, Dalí also takes selfies with visitors and sends them to their phones. The experts creating the program prided themselves on the simulation "actually" being Dalí.
“Dalí was prophetic in many ways and understood his historical importance,” said to TechSpot Dr. Hank Hine, executive director at The Dalí Museum. “He wrote, If someday I may die, though it is unlikely, I hope the people in the cafes will say, ‘Dali has died, but not entirely.’ This technology lets visitors experience his bigger-than-life personality in addition to our unparalleled collection of his works.”
Dalí began his existence in the Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida on May 11th, on what would have been his 115th birthday. In today's video you can see what visitors to the museum get to see.