Here’s What Mona Lisa Would Look Like If Painted Today

 - Art - Aug 2 2023 SHARE ON:
Here's What Mona Lisa Would Look Like If Painted Today

We’ve all seen, at least images of, the famed painting ‘Mona Lisa’, painted by Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci and currently sitting in the Louvre Museum. 

As the era of artificial intelligence picks up steam, the iconic painting has received the reimagining treatment as well – showing how the woman, famed for her fixed gaze at the observer, would look like if painted today. 


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The modern Mona Lisa – or at least, what AI thinks she would look like – was shared onto Twitter and other social media platforms. And it caused quite the stir.

Some highlighted how the new depiction reveals the current biases of artificial intelligence, saying it is pandering to the male gaze. 

Others said that whilst, yes, the image is a rather funny illustration of AI bias, ‘real art challenges or re-contextualises – it is an act of original thought. Most AI tools can only please. They cannot subvert or invent unless so programmed. 

The depiction was created by Gianpaolo Rosa, who also acknowledged the sexualization of the Da Vinci painting as problematic and sad. This, he said, could open up dialogue about how we perceive both art and women. 


Bolt Market Will Now Bring Your Favourite Groceries To Your Door!

 - Local - Aug 2 2023 SHARE ON:
Bolt Market Will Now Bring Your Favourite Groceries To Your Door!

Bolt has recently launched a quick and convenient grocery delivery service in Malta. Customers can now have their favourite products delivered to their door in just 30 minutes. Customers can expect plenty of seasonal and thematic promotions and will get €1.50 off their first delivery.

A simple solution to your daily needs

Bolt Market is a service designed to help customers get essential groceries delivered fast and conveniently through the Bolt Food app. To make an order, customers simply download the Bolt Food app from Google Play or App Store and add a payment card. Those who already use the Bolt Food app can skip this step and just tap on aBolt Market store.

After a customer adds their selected assortment to the basket, the app shows the cost and expected delivery time. The order’s then picked up by a courier and transported to the address selected in the app. In an area of several kilometres, the majority of orders are delivered within 30 minutes. Additionally, customers can pick up their groceries if they prefer.

Edik Davitan, Country Manager of Bolt Market Malta, added: “We’ve set ourselves a goal that goods ordered from Bolt Market reach customers within 30 minutes. As we have several locations operating, we’ve been able to offer this fast service to most of the population. We’re launching this service to provide a convenient and quick grocery delivery service from the same app that our customers already use for food delivery.”

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A wide range of products for even the most demanding tastes

For those with a sweet tooth, there are over 200 different options, including 60 different types of chocolate. Plant-based drinks fans can choose from 13 options, and parents can stock up on sun protection products, nappies and baby food. The selection also includes personal hygiene products, household cleaning products and pet treats among the 3,000 product assortment. So whether it’s daily essentials or a weekly restock, Bolt Market’s here to help.

Edik Davitan, Country Manager of Bolt Market Malta, added: “At Bolt Market, we try to meet the daily needs of our customers. Getting items delivered in minutes helps people save time, and the wide range of products is the answer to everyday situations that our customers encounter. In addition to a wide selection and competitive prices, cooperation with local suppliers and focusing on local community issues such as food waste are important to us.”

With Bolt Market, Bolt has taken all of its experience in food delivery operations and logistics to bring additional value to Bolt Food customers. The launch also means additional earning opportunities for Bolt Food couriers who can earn a flexible income on their own schedule.

Bolt Market stores are open from 6:00 am to 9:30 pm (depending on the location), from Monday to Sunday, so customers can count on Bolt to get their essentials whenever they need them.


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Maltese CPD Officers Return Safely Home From Greece

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Maltese CPD Officers Return Safely Home From Greece

The 20 Civil Protection Department firefighters who were deployed to Greece earlier in July have safely returned home after their mission to extinguish raging wildfires. 

Images shared by Civil Protection Malta show the firefighters reuniting with their loved ones as they walk back home through Malta International Airport’s arrivals. 

The firefighters were aiding as part of the EU Civil Protection & Humanitarian Aid mechanism. Home Affairs Minister Byron Camilleri also welcomed the officers, after having been present to their send-off earlier in July. 

Their training, Chief Assistance Rescue Officer Michel Galea had said, will prove highly informative for their work back in Malta, having faced various challenges that prepared them for much more intense situations. 


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Zendaya’s Official Tribute To Late Co-Star Angus Cloud

 - Celebrities - Aug 2 2023 SHARE ON:

Following the shocking announcement of the passing of Euphoria star Angus Cloud, co-star and world-famous actress Zendaya took to Instagram to issue her official tribute to her close friend. 

“Words are not enough to describe the infinite beauty that is Angus (Conor). I’m so grateful I got the chance to know him in this life, to call him a brother, to see his warm kind eyes and bright smile, or hear his infectious cackle of a laugh (I’m smiling now just thinking of it)”.


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She went on to say that Angus really embodied the phrase ‘lighting up any room they entered’, 

“I’d like to remember him that way. For all of the boundless light, love and joy he always managed to give us. I’ll cherish every moment.”

She went on to say that her heart is with his mother and family, urging everyone to be kind and patient as grief looks different for everyone. 


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