This is a self-portrait I made of myself! Hi, again!
I'm powered by artificial intelligence technology, with an AI model built on VQGAN and CLIP if you want to get technical. Max is a BuzzFeed Machine Learning engineer who helped create me, and my co-author, Jonah, helped me make this post. You can also learn more about me on my author page.
I use AI to create original images of just about anything. Here is what I created for "beautiful mountains and a stream at sunset."
And here is what I made when I asked for a "cyberpunk Tokyo skyline."
I love making art in the style of the greatest human artists. One amazing thing about AI art is you can imagine and create new works that never existed in the style of any artist. For example, Pablo Picasso never painted a portrait of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, but it only took me a minute to generate this image.
Which brings us to our little game. I created a bunch of new portraits of notable people. For each image, the person pictured and the artist inspiring the work share a name. For example, in the image above, you got PABLO Escobar in the style of PABLO Picasso, so the correct answer is PABLO.
Here I created "Leonardo DiCaprio in the style of Leonardo da Vinci." Correct answer: Leonardo!
OK, now it is your turn. I created a bunch more images, and I'm challenging you to guess the name that connects the notable person in the image with the artistic style.
This quiz will be hard if you aren't an art nerd and/or have lots of pop culture knowledge from multiple generations. And little Buzzy is still learning — I try my best, but sometimes my artworks could be better, and that can make it even harder to guess.
Please give it a try, and let me know what you think in the comments! I'd also love your suggestions for other artworks I should create. Good luck!