Surely you have seen one of your Instagram or Facebook contacts releasing new profile photos that look like science fiction illustrations. The reason? The “magic avatars” made with the artificial intelligence of the photographic application lensa.
With the editing platform, many users have given free rein to their imagination with super artistic “selfies” with different design styles like pop, anime, fantasy, kawaiietc.
How to create your own magic avatar?
1. First you need to download the Lensa AI app:
You can download the app and test the function magic avatars for free, but to be able to download your images you must pay.
2. Upload between 10 and 20 “selfies” photos
Prisma Labs, the company that developed Lensa, points out that the more photos are uploaded, the better results there will be.
3. Upload selfies with a single person in close-up where the face is clearly visible
Upload the images in different angles and expressions so that artificial intelligence can better recreate the face.
4. Clarity of the face
Avoid uploading photos with a lot of makeup or filters so that Lensa can better detect features.
5. The app will take about 20 minutes to process the images
Lensa will notify you when your “package” of magic avatars in different styles is ready.
Currently the cost is 50 avatars for 3.99 dollars (100 pesos) or the annual subscription.
Do magic avatars steal art from humans?
Lensa’s portraits are the viral phenomenon of the moment, some criticism against the platform has not been long in coming.
The most common are those that always occur with filters and facial recognition algorithms (as happened with FaceApp and the filter that aged you) and cybersecurity concerns due to the possible geolocation of users. The photos are immediately deleted once the magic avatars are generated, according to Prisma Labs.
In other words, Prisma Labs can use the avatars for whatever they want, although they stress that it will only be to improve the platform.
Another criticism it has received is that Lensa’s platform could be taking works from flesh and blood artists who have not given their consent to train their artificial intelligence.
“These photos are cool and all, but I heard that #lensaapp uses an AI model that shows works by artists who never consented/paid for their art/style to be used. I wasn’t aware of this before purchasing the app, so be careful when using the paid “magic avatar” feature. Support the artists.”
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