"AI Unveils Shocking Faces of Argentina's Stolen Children: A Remarkable Journey!"

– Santiago Barros, an Argentine publicist, is using artificial intelligence to create images of what the children of parents who disappeared during Argentina's military dictatorship might look like as adults.

Barros shares these AI-generated images on an Instagram account called "iabuelas,"  

which combines "IA" for artificial intelligence and "abuela" for grandmother 

– inspired by the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo activist group that searches for missing children.

The project aims to provide individuals with some closure 

– and awareness about their potential family connections but does not replace DNA testing efforts led by the Grandmothers group to identify grandchildren.

– During the dictatorship (1976-1983), babies were systematically taken from political dissidents, often raised by families linked to or aligned with the regime.

Barros uses an app called Midjourney to combine photos of disappeared parents from the Grandmothers' archives to create these AI-generated images 

– The app provides two male and two female possibilities for each combination, with Barros selecting the most realistic ones.

The Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo estimate that around 500 children were taken from their parents during the dictatorship 

– with 133 grandchildren identified through DNA analysis.

– Some individuals who provided photos for the project have been surprised by the resemblance found in the AI-generated faces to their blood relatives.