How would Lady Diana be today? The artificial intelligence that ages disappeared celebrities

How would Lady Diana be today? The artificial intelligence that ages disappeared celebrities

The gallery with these portraits was created by Alper Yesiltas, a Turkish lawyer and photographer.

Nell’summer of 2019 for a couple of weeks the fashion of FaceApp started on social networks. A photo was chosen and fed to the servers of the Russian company Wireless Lab and after a few moments he would come back with our facial features aged about 40 years. There are many artificial intelligence software capable of simulating aging, often with not exactly realistic results. The Turkish photographer Alper Yesiltas decided to work on a series of portraits in which he educated theartificial intelligence to create more refined effects.

The result is the “As if nothing happened” project, “As if nothing happened”. Here Alper Yesiltas changed the faces of some celebrities who disappeared before reaching old age. There is Lady Dianawho died on August 31, 1997 and remained forever at 36, is there Freddie Mercurywho passed away when he was 45 and is also there Amy Winehousedied in 2011 at the age of 27.

From lawyer to photographer, the popularity of Yesilitas

Alper Yesilitas is neither a professional photographer nor a full time digital artist. As he writes, until now he has always worked as a lawyer. This project is gaining some visibility because it has published its images on the BoredPanda.com site, where its gallery has collected over 322,000 views: “I would like to share with you the first collection of images of my artificial intelligence-based project called” Come if nothing had happened. Behind this project lies the question: what would people be like if they had never been reached by certain events? “.

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