ZibraAI is a Ukrainian deep tech company, part of the Roosh corporation. Founded in 2021, it employs AI to enable realistic physics, and improve graphics and performance — mostly in the gaming industry. They employed their skilled AI to create Sirens — an NFT gallery of 1991 pictures depicting the most dramatic events of the ongoing war.
russia’s full-scale military invasion of Ukraine mobilized the entire country. An astonishing number of people volunteered to fight for our home, but very soon, Ukrainians realized that there are many fronts, all of them different and that the best way to help your country in times of crisis is to keep doing what you do best. So, Ukraine’s powerful technology community offers a variety of ideas to help the military and civilians.
Roosh’s managing partner and ZibraAI’s investor Sergey Tokarev was one of the first to recognize the fundraising capacity of blockchain and NFTs in support of Ukraine. He became one of the initiators of the Sirens Gallery.
By generating the Sirens NFT gallery we seek to help Ukrainians, as well as unite contemporary artists and the tech industry around the effort of protecting the values Ukraine is ﬁghting for. And ﬁnally, to really show the world Ukraine through our eyes: a brave, united and technologically advanced country.Sergey Tokarev, Founding Partner at Roosh
The first sounds of February 24th
The name Sirens was chosen because it was the sound to which many Ukrainian citizens were forcefully awakened on the early morning of February 24th. The company’s CEO Alex Petrenko said that the team’s safety was the company’s only concern that day. As soon as the team was safe, they started working on various initiatives, from informational campaigns to other projects, concerning territorial defence. The idea of using ZibraAI’s technology to raise money for humanitarian aid came in early March.
It took around 2.5 months to bring the project to life. There were three essential parts: technology, chronology and content & communication. We had to create a neural network pipeline, gather the timeline of the war, describe the most important events, generate artworks, prepare all interfaces, create the website and different types of content.Alex Petrenko, Co-Founder and CEO at ZibraAI
There were already many dramatic war events when the project was created. More than 150 of them were selected, described and entered into the neural network that created the Sirens Gallery. Among them are the famous attack of the “russian warship” on Snake Island, the battle for Antonov Airport, and many others.
100% to Charity
As mentioned, the gallery consists of 1991 artworks scheduled for release as NFTs this Summer. It will happen in three sales events: the ﬁrst two drops are set to be released on OpenSea with 661 NFTs in each. The third drop is to feature 669 NFTs on Near. The NFT price starts at USD 100.
100% of the proceeds will be donated to the largest Ukrainian funds Dobro.ua and Unchain.fund. The proceeds will go to the funds directly, without ZibraAI’s involvement, as their wallets are written into the smart contract of the NFT sales. In other words, by purchasing NFTs from the Sirens Gallery, buyers are directly helping those suffering from the war in Ukraine and remain in danger.
ZibraAI plans to continue the Sirens initiative as long as the war started by russia goes on.
We are going to update the gallery and moreover, we want to exhibit these artworks in online and offline art spaces and museums. One of our goals is to praise the courage of Ukrainians and remind the international audience that the war is not over yet.Alex Petrenko, Co-Founder and CEO at ZibraAI
Turbulent and difficult times unite people around a common cause. There has never been an explosion of creative and intellectual energy as never before, as ZibraAI’s Sirens Gallery vividly illustrates.