This photo bot will make you smile – whether you like it or not

If you’re feeling like there hasn’t been a lot to smile about when it comes to world news this year, you wouldn’t be alone. But design researcher Tom White has decided to take matters into his own hands.He’s developed a bot called ‘Smilevector’ that crawls the web looking for images of people, then adds or removes smiles to their faces. Why? To investigate whether machines can exhibit creative intelligence.”It has examined hundreds of thousands of faces to learn the difference between images, by finding relations and reapplying them,” said White. “When the computer finds an image it looks to identify if the person is smiling or not. If there isn’t a smile, it adds one, but if there is a smile then it takes it away.”A form of puppetryWhite describes…


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