ancient mars i

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Ancient Mars I: The Sephine Age was generated by the visual evolution engine (VEE) from a NASA image, composed of photos taken by their Martian dog, Rover. The evolution takes the original back billions of years, to a time when there was water on Mars. (The figures were evolved and overlayed separately.)

Moving the before/after slider from left to right reveals the changes. VEE does not employ standard Artificial Intelligence techniques to mimic existing art, but has a mind of its own, and it seeks the realm of the unimagined. I never let it go outside without a responsible adult, obviously.

As well as adding the greenery etc, VEE decided to rearrange the mountain ranges on the horizon, and alter the perspective.

The figures were created with VEE and ALISA, Adaptive Layered Image Synthesis.