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The SpaceX CEO was seen on the robot as his eyes looked around the room and eyebrows raised. He also appeared to blink and stare through the use of the AI technology. Artist Takayuki Todo created the humanoid to replicate facial expressions in real-time.

The robot relies on the use of a camera which identifies and tracks the ideas of human faces.

The video comes just a few months after AI turned the Mona Lisa into a real-life person.

The famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci can be animated using facial expressions from a real person.

AI can be used to transform still images into moving and talking heads, according to a paper published by Samsung AI Centre in Russia.

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In a video of the Mona Lisa, she is seen turning her head, mouthing and even blinking.

The technology works by mapping moving facial features from other people on to the painting.

The technique is known as puppeteering.

The report said: “Several recent works have shown how highly realistic human head images can be obtained by training convolutional neural networks to generate them.

“Crucially, the system is able to initialise the parameters of both the generator and the discriminator in a person specific way, so that training can be based on just a few images and done quickly, despite the need to tune tens of millions of parameters.”

The previous phase allows the model to work on inputs where there are very few examples.

The results aren’t too bad when there is only one picture available, but gets more realistic when there are more.

The scientists hope such an approach is able to learn highly realistic and personalised talking head models of new people and even portrait paintings.

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