Digital Artist Creates Daft Punk Music Video by Programming His Own Artificial Intelligence

Irish artist Glenn Marshall used a variety of robot-related phrases to train the computer to generate images in the style of “Tron.”

After last week’s announcement by Daft Punk that legendary electronic music duo have split up after 28 years together, a flurry of tributes have been shared. One digital artist, however, took an appropriately high-tech route in his homage to the fabled French robots.

Award-winning Irish computer artist Glenn Marshall has shared an artificial intelligence-generated music video for Daft Punk’s 2001 single “Voyager.” Without getting too technical, Marshall essentially trained a computer to create visuals inspired by Daft Punk.

As Marshall explains in the description of the video, he used the phrases “robot headgear,” “robot heads,” “robot disco,” and “Tron” to guide the AI’s creation. The result is a series of beautifully bizarre images that he set to the sound of the duo’s iconic Discovery track. It’s quite … Read the rest