When a beloved actor or musician passes away, they always leave behind that lingering thought of what they might have been able to create if they’d only had a little more time.
However, as John Lennon‘s posthumous chart success has shown, for the stars of the future, death doesn’t need to be the final curtain call.
From actors making ghostly returns to the screen or famous figures narrating the story of their own lives, AI is reviving more than just celebs’ careers.
The most common way in which dead celebrities are being brought back to life is by digitally reconstructing their voices.
Filmmaker Peter Jackson used an AI tool called ‘machine audio learning’ (MAL) to render the performance ‘crystal clear’.
Read more: Creepy technologies bringing dead celebrities back to ‘life’: How AI has been used to revive Edith Piaf and John Lennon’s voices – while Tupac and Robert Kardashian have returned as holograms