The Florida-based museum dedicated to the work of the legendary Spanish artist Salvador Dali opens a new exhibition. Her hallmark was the presence of the master himself, although he officially died back in 1989. The organizers used advanced technologies for visualizing complex images and creating interactive systems. For the audience, it looks like they "brought to life" a historical figure.
The technology used to recreate the artist's image has the general name "deep fake", which perfectly reflects its essence. This is an illusion, but of such a level that it is extremely difficult to distinguish it from reality - especially if you are shown only what can be shown without the risk of exposure. In this case, "Salvador Dali" does not go beyond the demonstration podium, but actively gesticulates and communicates with visitors.
Historical documents, 3D models, and AI with specialization in gesture recognition were used to create the picture. The model was finalized with the participation of real actors, and the image is voiced by a guest artist with a characteristic Spanish accent. And all this is dressed in the format of an interactive system capable of reacting to the actions of visitors, answering simple questions and even posing for selfies. The organizers of the exhibition say that every contact with the virtual Dali will be personal.
The goals of this performance are good - to enable new generations not only to see the artist's work, but also to get to know the author himself, to become familiar with his philosophy and style. However, the technologies used here belong to the category of provocative, because with their help you can not only "resurrect" anyone, but also force the character to say what he never said. And this is the way for skillful falsifications and machinations on a large scale.