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Picture-editing AI lets you easily alter a celebrity’s face

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2194768-picture-editing-ai-lets-you-easily-alter-a-celebritys-face/

Sunglasses be gone

Sunglasses be gone

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Draw a few lines on top of a photo of a face – the shape of an eyebrow, say –and an AI can turn your sketch into a realistic edit, with no artistic skills required.

Created by Youngjoo Jo and Jongyoul Park at the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute in South Korea, the face-editing program is more advanced than simple retouching apps – it lets you change hairstyles, add smiles, and even insert earrings. It can also convincingly complete a picture of a face that is partially obscured, editing out objects like sunglasses.

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