Genius: a supercomputer has created a unique portrait of Borys Paton
"Genius" by AI is a photographical symbol of the 21st century
Not too many people worldwide can demonstrate their family album that has pictures ranging a century. Even royal families have very few of those.
For the work of the first photo portrait that is performed by Artificial Intelligence, the collection of photographs that belongs to the Ukrainian scientist Borys Paton was used. Dr. Paton at his age of 101 is still a relevant president of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine.
The specific algorithm for Artificial Intelligence has been created. It allows to combine into one photograph a 100 years of life of a single person. Portrait photos of Borys Paton that have been taken starting from 1920 were used for this purpose.
The work has been conducted by the programmers from the company "Ashmanov Neural Networks," the supercomputer of which had analyzed two thousand photos of Borys Paton that have been taken throughout his long life. Out of the vast images massive, it has created own version that represented the generalized portrait of a scientific genius of 20-21 centuries.
This unique work received the name "Genius."
November 26, 2019
The work from acrylic glass is the world's first photographic portrait of a real existing human being that was made by Artificial Intelligence. Unique photograph depicts the legendary Ukrainian scientist, current President of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Dr. Borys Paton, who on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 celebrated her 101st birthday.
For human perception, this portrait is filled with mystery. It shows the oldest scholar of the planet in the image of either Biblical Augur or Mephistopheles. Proving the duality of the world, the face on the portrait is changing depending on the view angle. According to the power of the impact on spectators, this portrait can be compared with the famous self-portraits of eminent artists from the Renaissance.
Ukrainian News Agency "Ukrinform" held a pre-auction display of the world's first photo portrait made by Artificial Intelligence on November 26, 2019.
Tatiana Alexandrova, Art Director of "The Soul of Ukraine" International Foundation; Nina Matviyenko, Ukrainian vocalist, Hero of Ukraine; Fayzullo Holboboev, Ambassador of the Republic of Tajikistan to Ukraine, and Gennadii Korolov, Executive Director of "The Soul of Ukraine" International Foundation.
The idea of creating a peculiar composition belonged to the American photographer Sergey Melnikoff, a.k.a. MFF, who is a founder of "The Soul of Ukraine," an International Charitable Foundation. The board of trustees of this organization is headed by Borys Paton.
For the implementation of the project, Dr. Melnikoff has been awarded the Order of St. Volodymyr Equal-to-the-Apostles by the Patriarch Filaret.