FestAI: We Told Artificial Intelligence To Show Us a Typical Maltese Festa

Jan 29 2024 Share

We recently embarked on an extraordinary journey with Artificial Intelligence to delve into the heart of Maltese culture – the traditional Maltese festa.

Our aim was to capture the evolution and vibrancy of these festas in a unique way. We tasked the AI with generating images that would not only depict the festa in its current, lively form but also transport it back through time, growing increasingly traditional with each rendering.


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Starting with the contemporary scenes – bustling streets, modern festoons, and fireworks – the AI’s creations gradually shifted to more historic settings. The attire of the celebrants transformed into traditional Maltese garb.

But we didn’t stop at tradition. Pushing the boundaries of creativity, we asked the AI to infuse elements of fantasy while keeping the Maltese festa spirit alive.

The resulting images were a fantastical blend of folklore and imagination, intertwining mythical creatures and historical settings with the familiar festa vibrancy. This project wasn’t just about generating images; it was a celebration of Maltese heritage, a fusion of past, present, and fantasy through the lens of advanced technology.


Malta’s Got Talent Michael Mock Passes Away

Malta's Got Talent Michael Mock Passes Away
Jan 29 2024 Share

The sudden passing of Malta’s Got Talent participant mentalist and magician Michael Mock has been announced at the age of 58. 

The official page of Malta’s Got Talent bid farewell to the participant, writing: ‘Michael’s true magic was in the simplest of tricks and jokes, radiating happiness to everyone around him.’

‘Whether it was sleight of hand or the mysteries of mentalism, he made us believe in the extraordinary. Rest in peace, Michael Mock, and may your magic live on in our hearts forever.’

On behalf of MaltaDaily, we wish his loved ones the sincerest of condolences. 


45 Year Old Man At Risk Of Dying After Falling Height In St Paul’s Bay

45 Year Old Man At Risk Of Dying After Falling Height In St Paul's Bay
Jan 29 2024 Share

Yesterday, at around 2345hrs, police were informed that there was a man in an unconscious state in front of an establishment in Triq Ġulju, St Paul’s Bay. 

Police, along with a medical team, convened immediately on site and found the victim, transporting him to Mater Dei Hospital. He was later certified as having suffered serious injuries. 

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Investigations showed that the victim was a 45 year old Ukrainian man resident of St Paul’s Bay. He was allegedly involved in an argument, and consequently fell and suffered injuries. 

In regards to the case, police are speaking to a 20 year old St Paul’s Bay to help in the investigations. 

An inquiry has been opened, as investigations continue.


Maria Farrugia Opens Score Against Reading FC

Maria Farrugia Opens Score Against Reading FC
Jan 29 2024 Share

Maltese football star Maria Farrugia opened the score against Reading FC Women with a stunning goal for her side Lewes FC. 


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Despite the game ending in a draw of 2-2, with Lewes in 11th place and Reading in 9th place, Farrugia has been leaving a very good impression in the second highest division of women’s football in England, the FA Women’s Super League 2.

Farrugia has also played for other sides in the WSL2, including Durham Women and Sunderland FC, elevating her name as a formidable player on the pitch.