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AI Creates Realistic Portraits of Cartoon Characters

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By hite

Cartoon characters: you can’t help but wonder what they might look like in real life. And now, thanks to a project by Brazilian artist Hidreley Leli Diao, we don’t have and can use that brainpower for more important things like trying to decide what to order for dinner. I’m leaning towards Mexican or Mediterranean, but will probably debate in my head until both restaurants are closed, and I have to settle for a bowl of cereal.

Using Photoshop and three different artificial intelligence photo editing apps (FaceApp, Gradient, and Remini), the programs scoured the internet for photos of real people that have features matching the cartoon source material, and then Hidreley combined those features into the lifelike portraits you see here. The marvel of modern technology!

Does anybody else find the finished results a little unsettling? Like maybe this was a can of worms that shouldn’t have been opened? Because I’ve opened cans of worms, I wish I hadn’t before. Mostly in the car on the way to a fishing trip. Those wiggly little suckers are quick on the car floor.

[via PetaPixel]