After #SareeTwitter and Face App, Say Hello to AI Portraits

If you thought social media was done with face changing apps, especially after the Face App challenge, then you have to check this new challenge.

The AI Portraits is now changing your face into an old Renaissance painting!

Back in the day, society’s most affluent figures would sit down, and stay still for hours, to have their pictures painted. Today, all you have to do to get a picture is take a selfie.

"“Portrait masters rarely paint smiling people because smiles and laughter were commonly associated with a more comic aspect of genre painting, and because the display of such an overt expression as smiling can seem to distort the face of the sitter. This inability of artificial intelligence to reproduce our smiles is teaching us something about the history of art.”" - Makers of the AI Portraits to Taxi

According to Taxi, AI Portraits has been trained to decide which style would suit your photo best.

"“Details of the face and background contribute to direct the model towards a style.” " - Makers of the AI Portraits to Taxi

This ensures more realistic “paintings” akin to those from the past, but it also means the shiny whites of subjects get replaced with more somber half-smiles. The ‘AI Portraits’ team explains, that painters of the era rarely depicted their sitters with smiles, as smiling and laughing were often reserved for “a more comic aspect of genre painting.”

Here’s how people are using it on Twitter.

Have you made your painting yet?

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