Artist : The AI Husain Experience

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Why did we choose M.F. Husain?

M.F. Husain – celebrated as one of India’s greatest modernists – is credited with popularising Indian art and bringing it to the international stage. There are few artists who have commanded the attention, the debate and awe that Husain has, over the course of his career. Born in Pandharpur to a middle-class Muslim family, Husain’s […]

Whose voice is in the simulation?

The voice in the simulation closely resembles the voice of the artist, M.F. Husain; however, it has been digitally created using speech synthesis softwares. Various video interviews of Husain were fed in the software which was then trained to emulate the artist’s voice as closely as possible. Thus, the final output that you hear from […]

How did MAP prepare the answers for Husain and create the narrative?

The questions are largely based on the artist’s life, his childhood and adult experiences, and his expansive practice and career. The answers to these questions were prepared through extensive research on the artist by the team at MAP and are purely based on the interviews in print and television that the artist gave. Background research […]

Who has created the persona?

The creation of Husain’s persona has been made possible through a close collaboration between MAP Labs and Accenture Labs. The project has come about through Accenture’s Tech4Good initiative which seeks to find unique solutions for global challenges, using the latest disruptive technologies.

What technological tools were used to create this?

The digital person of Husain which will engage in realistic conversations with visitors has been created by combining Artificial Intelligence (AI) with a human-centred design. The AI was created using techniques including face superimposition and speech synthesis. Both are based on generative AI models and deep learning. A variety of technologies, such as natural language […]