The Spirit Lives

Marking 100 years since our involvement in the First World War, the ANZAC Centenary is a time to honour the service and sacrifice of our original ANZACs. The Spirit Lives is a 2018 GovHack award winning project and applies machine learning to digitised World War I soldiers’ portraits from open State Library datasets to automatically colourise and 3D model an image.

The Spirit Lives won the Queensland Government’s Q ANZAC 100: Bounty.

The Data

The application used the following data:

The Benefits

The project team sought to commemorate our rich history and reconnect the current generation with the memory of the ANZACs by giving depth and interactivity to our treasured records of the past.