July 16, 2024

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Creates a completely imaginary life with artificial intelligence: “It looks real”

Creates a completely imaginary life with artificial intelligence: “It looks real”

With virtual and artificial intelligence, the line between reality and fantasy is getting blurrier, but not only that: if the distinction between the two dimensions was once simple and immediate, it is now beginning to become complex to recognize the difference. Indeed, technology and its advancements make it possible to simulate people, scenarios, and contexts in such a way that it believably confuses observers. But is it even possible to create an artificial life based entirely on imagination? It seems so, according to the experience of a manager who ventured to work in this company for a month.

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Kyle Feuerbach, director and screenwriter, pretended to live a non-existent life for about 30 days, but no one understood. In fact, the man took pictures that were shared on his social accounts, but they did not reflect real situations and real people. To make this possible, he used an artificial intelligence program called the Stable Diffusion Image Generator, which allows him to take pictures that look absolutely real, but aren’t at all. It all started with a desire to create new profile pictures for his social pages, and then to access and study the program out of curiosity. After uploading and editing a photo of himself, he realized the result was amazing: “One of the best photos I’ve ever taken and I didn’t even have to leave my bedroom.”

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Hence the idea to take the project beyond its original use and discover new frontiers: “I used artificial intelligence to make a whole mock trip to New York, where I met my boyfriend, which was also created through the software. Everyone thought my pictures were real, and that’s when I started Things get weird.”

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This is how Feuerbach came up with the idea of ​​building an entirely new everyday life in Los Angeles, complete with an apartment, a dog, a fancy car, an important career, and various social circles: though it seemed real to users’ eyes, it didn’t exist. At the end of the experiment, he decided to record a video detailing the construction of his artificial life and the emotional impact it had on him.

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“When I started this project it was for fun, but then it became a demanding job and in the end I didn’t even remember what I looked like. That’s when Ryan Gosling’s character was born.”

Sure, it’s exciting and exciting to imagine your dream life, but at some point you have to come back to reality and make it as beautiful as possible. Anyway, it’s still pretty impressive how artificial intelligence can generate facts that are false but totally believable, don’t you think?