A Twitter user Keerthik Sasidharan made headlines after he took to the social media platform to share a thread of such AI-prompted images, twitterati was amazed by the pictures.
“Kind of surreal to take a photo of the singularly inspiring Bhagat Singh — a revolutionary voice in 1920s India, who was hung by the British in 1931, at the age of 24 — run it through the Heritage AI algorithm, and see him reanimated.” Sasidharan wrote in a Tweet
Kind of surreal to take a photo of the singularly inspiring Bhagat Singh — a revolutionary voice in 1920s India, who was hung by the British in 1931, at the age of 24 — run it through the Heritage AI algorithm, and see him reanimated. pic.twitter.com/CfC0Gu6Gxk— Keerthik Sasidharan (@KS1729) February 28, 2021
In another tweet, Sasidharan posted a picture of Bal Gangadhar Tilak.
It was hard to find a quality photo of Lokmanya Tilak, but this worked. Tilak urgently deserve a new reappraisal as one of the founding fathers of the modern Indian mind. A reformist & revivalist of traditions, a believer in the power of mass media before most Indians could read. pic.twitter.com/M93KWkR6bc— Keerthik Sasidharan (@KS1729) February 28, 2021
Kasturba Gandhi, Swami Vivekananda, Aurobindo Ghosh were among other images he posted.
The Twitter thread left users amazed, all in praises for the “amazing technology”.
Wow! I usually abhor the idea of photo filters & photo algorithms taking over natural photography.— NameSake!🤞 (@KyaFarq) February 28, 2021
But, for once, am awestruck of this App/ technique/ algorithm used to create a 3D perspective of these legends of India's freedom struggle. Amazing.#BhagatSingh's is 👌🙏💐
A user posted a picture of Abul Kalam Azad in reply to Sasidharan’s tweet.
I think it worked great on this photo of Abul kalam Azad. pic.twitter.com/4MJL1m9tum— Covid Attenborough (@souvikhimself) February 28, 2021
Some users expressed their fears as well.
This is scary. Same AI can be used to make a video in which a person is saying things she/ he never said. One can also create a person who does not exist and make him/her appear in a video too! Deep fake technology can be outright scary.— Vikram Ghanekar MS MRCSEd (@vikramghanekar) February 28, 2021
According to Sasidharan, these pictures were made using the ‘My Heritage app’, which is available on Google’s Play Store.