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Resurrecting Vincent van Gogh


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A.I. developers have learned to gently steer the conversation on sensitive topics like suicide to messages of hope.

In “Bonjour Vincent” at the Musée d’Orsay, Vincent van Gogh chats with visitors, courtesy of artificial intelligence.

Credit: Elliott Verdier/The New York Times

At the Musée D’Orsay in Paris, a replica of Vincent van Gogh chats with visitors, offering insights into his life and death.

The “Bonjour Vincent” exhibit, intended to represent the painter’s humanity, uses artificial intelligence to analyze hundreds of letters the artist wrote, as well as early biographies written about him.

Visitors can converse with the replica on a digital screen through a microphone.

From The New York Times
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