Images created by artificial intelligence (AI) have recently attracted notice, and one artist has now created “selfies from the past” using this technology. Famous people like Mother Teresa, Mahatma Gandhi, BR Ambedkar, Marxist rebel Che Guevara, erstwhile US President Abraham Lincoln, Soviet Union chief Joseph Stalin, scientist Albert Einstein and Elvis Presley can all be seen snapping selfies in a collection of photos uploaded to Instagram by artist Jyo John Mulloor. Mulloor used Photoshop and AI software called Midjourney.
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Within two days after posting his AI-generated images on social media, Mullor’s artwork had amassed thousands of likes and comments, demonstrating the immense popularity of his astonishingly lifelike portraiture. Many Instagram users have commended Mullor’s creative use of AI technology to revive ancient photos as well as the realistic nature of the photographs.
“Upon retrieving my old hard drive, I discovered a treasure trove of selfies sent to me by friends from the past,” the artist penned down in his post caption. The public reacted to the post, someone wrote, “Love from India”, to which John replied, “Proud to be an Indian.”