Meet the Hyper-Real Digital Marilyn Monroe AI Icon

Fans can now engage with a digital reincarnation of the legendary actress: Digital Marilyn

Meet the Hyper-Real Digital Marilyn Monroe AI Icon
Soul Machines Digital Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe, the timeless Hollywood icon, has returned to the spotlight in a groundbreaking way. Thanks to cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI), fans can now engage with a digital reincarnation of the legendary actress: Digital Marilyn.

The Birth of Digital Marilyn

Authentic Brands Group, which acquired the intellectual property rights to Marilyn Monroe’s legacy in 2011, partnered with Soul Machines to create this hyper-realistic AI avatar. Digital Marilyn combines Monroe’s likeness, voice, and mannerisms to offer both fans and brands a unique and personalized experience.

Soul Machines, founded in 2016 by Cross and Mark Sagar, has previously created Digital Celebrities including Carmelo Anthony, Jack Nicklaus, Mark Tuan and Francis Ngannou.

Conversations with an Icon

Digital Marilyn interacts with fans in real time using advanced natural language processing, deep learning, and GPT-3.5. Imagine having a chat with Marilyn herself! She replies in Marilyn’s signature voice and style, sharing anecdotes from her life and even delivering personalized greetings. Whether you’re curious about her favorite movie roles or simply want to engage in conversation, Digital Marilyn is ready to captivate you.

The Transformative Power of AI

Soul Machines co-founder and CEO, Greg Cross, emphasizes that this collaboration exemplifies the transformative power of AI in connecting brands and consumers. Digital Marilyn Monroe showcases Soul Machines’ Biological AI, breathing life into an iconic personality through engaging dialogues and emotional intelligence. It’s more than nostalgia; it’s a glimpse into the future of immersive interactions.

Meet the Hyper-Real Digital Marilyn Monroe AI Icon
Statue of Marilyn Monroe

A Deeper Connection

Dana Carpenter, Executive VP of Entertainment at Authentic Brands Group, expresses excitement about this project. “Marilyn Monroe remains a timeless icon, inspiring generations with her talent, charisma, and enduring legacy,” says Carpenter. “While Marilyn can never be replaced or duplicated, Digital Marilyn opens exciting possibilities for multiple generations of fans to engage with her in a whole new way, fostering a deeper connection and appreciation for her enduring spirit and the mark she left on the world.”

Backlash and Controversy

As with any technological advancement, there’s controversy. Some social media users criticize the development, questioning the ethics of resurrecting a beloved figure through AI. Monroe’s sex appeal, an undeniable part of her fame, now becomes a bespoke experience for those willing to engage with her digital counterpart.

The Future of Immersive Entertainment

Digital Marilyn’s exclusive first look was unveiled at SXSW in Austin, Texas. As we witness this AI-generated icon, we ponder the possibilities. Could we soon chat with other historical figures, artists, or even fictional characters brought back to life through AI? The line between reality and virtual existence blurs, and the entertainment industry stands at the forefront of this technological revolution.

In the end, the AI Digital Marilyn Monroe isn’t a replacement for the original, but rather a tribute—an invitation to explore the past while embracing the future.

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