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Jesus, Cleopatra ‘selfies’ generated by AI go viral: ‘Hilarious’

A British film editor is going viral for using artificial intelligence to imagine famous historical figures such as Jesus, Cleopatra, Queen Elizabeth I and Henry VIII taking selfies.

Thomsen has recreated scenes from the Battle of Waterloo, the court of Cleopatra, and the Last Supper.

The programming process can be a lengthy one, as AI directs users to tell it exactly what it needs to do and requires “absolute description,” Thomsen explained.

Thomsen thinks the technology is so spot-on that it could be used to teach history in schools, calling it “time traveling without a time machine.”

“You can ask AI to be historically accurate, and then it can reference anything, anywhere, everywhere — that’s the beauty of it,” he told SWNS.

“I got an eye for image through my day job and have been fortunate to have worked with some really great people,” he shared.

“It’s allowed me to cross-reference everything I’ve worked on and explore my imagination without limits, and this is the result.”

Thomsen’s project arrives as tech industry leaders call for an “immediate pause” on the training of advanced AI systems for at least six months.

“Not as in ‘maybe possibly some remote chance,’ but as in ‘that is the obvious thing that would happen.’”

Category: Technology

Source: NYPost Technology

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