Art and technology are on different ends of the spectrum. Many artists may reject incorporating technology in their works for fear of supplanting conventional artmaking processes. Still, as Steve Jobs famously said, “…technology alone is not sufficient—it is technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that brings us the outcomes that make our hearts sing.”

And no one can contradict that statement. In reality, contemporary art is now bridging the gap between art and technology, with modern artists creating masterpieces using tools other than brushes and paint. Take, for example, Hidreley Diao, who uses a neural network in his creative process to visualize how superstars might appear when they were younger.

Today, we decided to browse through the archives and compare the images created by a neural network to genuine photographs of young and childhood superstars. We’re often astonished by how celebs appeared in their teens. Continue scrolling and have fun!

#1 Angelina Jolie

We Compared The Results To Actual Photographs After An Artist Used A Neural Network To See What Celebrities Looked Like In Their Youth
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We Compared The Results To Actual Photographs After An Artist Used A Neural Network To See What Celebrities Looked Like In Their Youth
Source: © hidreley / Instagram© Anthony Taafe / Coleman-Rayner / East News

#2 Princess Diana

We Compared The Results To Actual Photographs After An Artist Used A Neural Network To See What Celebrities Looked Like In Their Youth
Source: © AP / East News
We Compared The Results To Actual Photographs After An Artist Used A Neural Network To See What Celebrities Looked Like In Their Youth
Source: © hidreley / Instagram© UPPA / Photoshoot / REPORTER / East News

#3 Madonna

We Compared The Results To Actual Photographs After An Artist Used A Neural Network To See What Celebrities Looked Like In Their Youth
Source: © Invision / Invision / East News
We Compared The Results To Actual Photographs After An Artist Used A Neural Network To See What Celebrities Looked Like In Their Youth
Source: © hidreley / Instagram© Courtesy Everett Collection / East News

#4 Lady Gaga

We Compared The Results To Actual Photographs After An Artist Used A Neural Network To See What Celebrities Looked Like In Their Youth
Source: © Snorlax / MEGA / Mega Agency / East News
We Compared The Results To Actual Photographs After An Artist Used A Neural Network To See What Celebrities Looked Like In Their Youth
Source: © hidreley / Instagram© East News

#5 Richard Gere

We Compared The Results To Actual Photographs After An Artist Used A Neural Network To See What Celebrities Looked Like In Their Youth
Source: © PHOTOlink / Courtesy Everett Collection / East News
We Compared The Results To Actual Photographs After An Artist Used A Neural Network To See What Celebrities Looked Like In Their Youth
Source: © hidreley / Instagram© Anthony Crickmay / Victoria and Albert Museum / East News

#6 Jim Carrey

We Compared The Results To Actual Photographs After An Artist Used A Neural Network To See What Celebrities Looked Like In Their Youth
Source: © New Line Cinema / Courtesy Everett Collection / East News
We Compared The Results To Actual Photographs After An Artist Used A Neural Network To See What Celebrities Looked Like In Their Youth
Source: © hidreley / Instagram© East News

#7 Tom Cruise

We Compared The Results To Actual Photographs After An Artist Used A Neural Network To See What Celebrities Looked Like In Their Youth
Source: © AP / East News
We Compared The Results To Actual Photographs After An Artist Used A Neural Network To See What Celebrities Looked Like In Their Youth
Source: © hidreley / Instagram© MySpace / East News

#8 Kim Kardashian

We Compared The Results To Actual Photographs After An Artist Used A Neural Network To See What Celebrities Looked Like In Their Youth
Source: © TheRealSPW / MEGA / Mega Agency / East News
We Compared The Results To Actual Photographs After An Artist Used A Neural Network To See What Celebrities Looked Like In Their Youth
Source: © hidreley / Instagram© Wiese / face to face / FaceToFace / REPORTER / East News

#9 Rihanna

We Compared The Results To Actual Photographs After An Artist Used A Neural Network To See What Celebrities Looked Like In Their Youth
Source: © Jordan Strauss / Invision / AP / East News
We Compared The Results To Actual Photographs After An Artist Used A Neural Network To See What Celebrities Looked Like In Their Youth
Source: © hidreley / Instagram© Coleman-Rayner / East News

#10 Katy Perry

We Compared The Results To Actual Photographs After An Artist Used A Neural Network To See What Celebrities Looked Like In Their Youth
Source: © Lafargue Raphael / ABACA / Abaca / East News
We Compared The Results To Actual Photographs After An Artist Used A Neural Network To See What Celebrities Looked Like In Their Youth
Source: © hidreley / Instagram© FaceToFace / REPORTER / East News

#11 Jennifer Aniston

We Compared The Results To Actual Photographs After An Artist Used A Neural Network To See What Celebrities Looked Like In Their Youth
Source: © John Shearer / Invision / AP / East News
We Compared The Results To Actual Photographs After An Artist Used A Neural Network To See What Celebrities Looked Like In Their Youth
Source: © hidreley / Instagram© East News

#12 Brad Pitt

We Compared The Results To Actual Photographs After An Artist Used A Neural Network To See What Celebrities Looked Like In Their Youth
Source: © Elizabeth Goodenough / Everett Collection / East News
We Compared The Results To Actual Photographs After An Artist Used A Neural Network To See What Celebrities Looked Like In Their Youth
Source: © hidreley / Instagram© Coleman-Rayner/East News

#13 Elvis Presley

We Compared The Results To Actual Photographs After An Artist Used A Neural Network To See What Celebrities Looked Like In Their Youth
Source: © Courtesy Everett Collection / East News
We Compared The Results To Actual Photographs After An Artist Used A Neural Network To See What Celebrities Looked Like In Their Youth
Source: © hidreley / Instagram© Mary Evans / AF Archive / Mary Evans Picture Library / East News

#14 Cher

We Compared The Results To Actual Photographs After An Artist Used A Neural Network To See What Celebrities Looked Like In Their Youth
Source: © Adam Scull-PHOTOlink.net / PHOTOlink / Everett Collection / East News
We Compared The Results To Actual Photographs After An Artist Used A Neural Network To See What Celebrities Looked Like In Their Youth
Source: © hidreley / Instagram© Courtesy Everett Collection / East News

#15 Keanu Reeves

We Compared The Results To Actual Photographs After An Artist Used A Neural Network To See What Celebrities Looked Like In Their Youth
Source: © Chris Pizzello / Invision / AP / East News
We Compared The Results To Actual Photographs After An Artist Used A Neural Network To See What Celebrities Looked Like In Their Youth
Source: © hidreley / Instagram© Shooting Star / Sipa USA / East News

#16 George Michael

We Compared The Results To Actual Photographs After An Artist Used A Neural Network To See What Celebrities Looked Like In Their Youth
Source: © East News
We Compared The Results To Actual Photographs After An Artist Used A Neural Network To See What Celebrities Looked Like In Their Youth
Source: © hidreley / Instagram© East News

#17 Britney Spears

We Compared The Results To Actual Photographs After An Artist Used A Neural Network To See What Celebrities Looked Like In Their Youth
Source: © Grosby Group / East News
We Compared The Results To Actual Photographs After An Artist Used A Neural Network To See What Celebrities Looked Like In Their Youth
Source: © hidreley / Instagram© East News
Cindy Westcott is originally from Canada and has a degree in hospitality and management. In the years since her graduation, she has continued to grow in her career and also works in the industry of travel and tourism! she also loved the field of event management and continues to fulfill her duties in the trade so far! In her free time, she enjoys experimenting with new recipes, reading, writing, online gaming, and exploring new destinations!

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