It seems like only yesterday that the world sat around, wondering when this whole artificial intelligence thing would seem more intelligent and less artificial. Sure, Siri and Alexa were fun, but those felt more like gimmicks compared to the future we were promised by our trustworthy Sci-Fi pastime! Then suddenly, seemingly out of nowhere, shockingly functional AI came crashing onto our social timelines as if by a coordinated assault on humanity: images, language models, music, video… you can even train AI on a person’s voice and have them say whatever you input.
Given access to such power, naturally, we put the robots to good use, reimagining some of the cigar industry’s most prominent personalities as they’ve always meant to be seen, but were limited to their mortal representations due to technological restraints… until now!
Sure, it’s potentially dangerous (and most likely the beginning of the end of mankind), but that’s a risk we’re willing to take… for entertainment’s sake!
This segment originally appeared as an episode of Smoke Night LIVE: Cigar Industry Personalities According to Ai
Hover/drag over the images below to reveal their AI mashups
Master Sensei – Cigar Dojo
/imagine Master Sensei in sumo form
You know, like the Dojo logo…
Dion Giolito – Illusione Cigars
/imagine Dion Giolito finally joining the Illuminati
Tom Lazuka – Asylum Cigars
/imagine Tom Lazuka gone MAD!
William Cooper – Cigar Coop
/imagine William Cooper as an old-school sportswriter
We’ve always felt that Coop was born in the wrong era
Matt Booth – Room101 Cigars
/imagine Matt Booth as a Civil War soldier
Jonathan Drew – Drew Estate
/imagine Jonathan Drew as New York graffiti
Michael Herklots – Ferio Tego
/imagine Michael Herklots between his time with Nat Sherman and Ferio Tego
Yeah… he was homeless
Originally posted on March 17, 2023 @ 6:18 am