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Create Real Emoji of You with Facebook AI Research


Creating avatars was time-consuming as well as a tedious process to get a real form of your face shape into an avatar since one has to waste his time in selecting his skin tone, hair style, color, facial expressions etc. But the social media giant Facebook can make you free from this lengthy and hectic process as it may bring you an option of automatically creating avatars easily from your photo. Seems unbelievable? But it can become reality soon if the research of Facebook finds itself into a product form.

Lior Wolf, a scientist at Facebook AI Research presented a paper in the form of PDF at the International Conference on Computer Vision that unveiled a machine learning system that has the potential to create best possible matches of your real face into a custom emoji generator.

Now you might be recalling Google and think ‘didn’t the search giant (Google) also do this in the starting of the year? Yes, it was something like this but you can notice a critical difference in it. While the Google’s version of avatar or emoji used humans to illustrate different features found in ordinary among a mixture of faces such curly hair, straight hair, nose types, different shapes of eyes but in Facebook it doesn’t ask humans’ rating.

Basically, the computer searches for the tell-tale signs of a mark such as freckles, it then gathers the corresponding piece of art from its database. It functions well but it’s chiefly dependent on human inputs for sketching the features.

The approach of social networking site ‘Facebook’ was quite different from Google. The thought being pursued was a system that actually makes the best possible mirror of the availed face using the tools it has. Therefore whether it is emoji, Bitmoji, Mii, a VR face generator or something else, it could still achieve its task. To interpret the scientists, humans have to do it all the time, so why not the artificial intelligence.

The system completes the task to a certain level by analyzing both the faces and then generates the same kind of representation by utilizing the feature identification algorithm. On the outcome, it is evidently clear to find the familiarity between the real picture and emoji – It’s quite the same! The great thing about this technique is that it is not tied to any meticulous avatar type; it theoretically functions on any of them. Until the time it has good and bad representations of the photo, the system will make the similar sort of avatar with the real face and figure.

Most lovable social network service ‘Facebook’ could utilize the information for several functional purposes – probably most instant a bespoke emoji system. You can even make changes in your emoji by just putting your picture up with a trimmed beard or fresh haircut. The tech giant can also use its avatar-matching function for other websites as well by just signing into VR game with popular social media and instantly get a convincing transformation of you. The default color of emoji can be yellow instead of real skin color. The paper which was presented at the artificial intelligence conference was pretty technical and this is what to be expected.