#Hashtag: Viral tool uses artificial intelligence to create high definition imaginary portraits

#Hashtag: Viral tool uses artificial intelligence to create high definition imaginary portraits

Mixing selfies and digital art, the photo editing tool Lensa launched on November 21 the Magic Avatars tool (“magic avatars”), which creates portraits using artificial intelligence. The result is packages of varied images, which can be used as “avatars”—the photos we choose to represent ourselves on social networks.

Magic Avatars, which costs between R$10 and R$20 per package of images generated, asks the user to import between ten and twenty photos of themselves, with background variations, expressions and positions. Photos must be of the same person and none can contain nudity. Photos of children are also not allowed.

In about 15 minutes, after processing the chosen images, Magic Avatars makes available a pack of 50 to 200 avatars in a wide variety of styles, such as “fantasy”, “mystic”, “cyborg”, “sci-fi”, “anime “, among many others.

The possibilities are endless. The tool always generates unique images — even if the user imports the same photos for the AI ​​to take as a basis, the new avatar pack will not repeat anything from the previous ones.

In social networks, in recent days, avatars created by the tool have begun to spread and internet users highlight the artistic, fun and, sometimes, beautifying aspect of the results.

O #Hashtag tested the application and draws attention to how the resource captured some details and preferences based on patterns in the portraits taken as a basis. For example, this reporter’s taste for a certain dose of psychedelic aesthetics is in 10 of the 50 images generated via artificial intelligence, being the style that is most repeated in the resulting package.

Magic Avatars were also able to understand everyday habits and preferences for clothing and accessories. In only six avatars created, the reporter does not wear glasses, in all the others he does. In several, there is a shirt overlaid with a printed T-shirt and backpack straps around the shoulders.

There are also other less impressive results, and even crude ones, which are anticipated by the application at the moment the user requests the creation of images: “The type of AI that we use in Magic Avatars can generate inaccuracies and defects in the resulting images, and this is out of our control.”

In one image, for example, the glasses were replaced by scars around the eyes and in the shape of the rims of the accessory.

Check out an original photo and some of the results:

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