If you’re planning a trip to the Dali Museum this spring, you might meet an unexpected guest: namely, Salvador Dali himself. The St. Petersburg, Florida venue has announced that an AI recreation of the artist will grace screens across the museum starting in April. A team from Goodby Silverstein & Partners used footage of Dali to train a machine learning system on how to mimic the artist’s face, and superimposed that on an actor with a similar physique. The virtual painter will both draw on Dali’s own writings as well as comment on events that happened well after his 1989 death — it should at once be educational and as surreal as Dali’s work.
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