SAN DIEGO — Millions of people worldwide have leaped on a new social trend that literally creates an artificial version of yourself in several different worlds, realms, styles, and fits.
Lensa uses machine learning to create illustrations based on photos you upload to the app – creators of the app said the photos you share with them are instantly deleted from their servers; once the app has the information from provided photos, it needs to create AI-generated versions of you.
The popular app recently skyrocketed to the top of the App Store charts with millions of downloads after its “magic avatars” launch in late November.
Some users were astonished by the app's creation, while others weren’t too happy with the results.
“You will never have the same results! Every time AI generates unique avatars,” the app stated.
Lensa was created by Prisma Labs, according to their website.
"The company was founded in 2016 with the launch of the Prisma app, has quickly become one of the most downloaded apps in the world, and won the "App of the Year" award from both AppStore and GooglePlay. The second app, Lensa, was launched in late 2018 and has millions of users worldwide," the website detailed.
Several people who used the app for the artificial images reported waiting about 20-45 minutes while the app worked to create different versions of photos the user submitted.
Most users paid $3 for a pack of 50 avatars that give you multiple mystical, sci-fi, stylish, anime, and superhero artificially created photos.
The app is subscription-based and costs $35.99 annually but offers a free 7-day trial.
You can download the app and try it for yourself here for iPhone users and here for Android users.
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