Tiktok users complain about new scary filters
Two new filters added to Tiktok, Bold Glamour and Teenage Look, have the ability to use artificial intelligence to entirely change our faces in weird and disturbing ways.
Despite the complaints, TikTok’s Teenage Look filter has also received a lot of comparable attention.
The filter displays two films of you: one with your current appearance and the other with softer skin, pinker lips, and a more rounded face.
In essence, the program is attempting to compare your current appearance to how it believes you would have appeared as a teenager. TechCrunch contends that while the impression of Teenage Look might be as convincing as Bold Glamour, the genuine reaction to the filter resides in making users face their own death and aging.
You may uncover a ton of evidence of TikTok creators who are astounded by how naturally these filters have changed their faces by scrolling through the pages of the relevant filters.
But why are Teenage Look and Bold Glamour so unique when there are so many user-made filters on TikTok that impart effects to faces?
Luke Hurd explained the process in a video posted on his Twitter account: “A traditional filter takes your two-dimensional screen, and then it overlays a face mesh on top that tracks to your face,” According to The Verge, Hurd is a consultant who has worked on Snapchat and Instagram filters. The camera image is actually taken by [Bold Glamour], who then processes it.
In order to apply the filter, earlier face filters relied on the Hurd-mentioned face mesh, which maps and monitors a human face.
When something (such as a hand) passes in front of your face and the camera using this technique, the filter may briefly malfunction because it is confused by the new obstruction.
Yet, generative adversarial networks, or GANs, are purportedly used by Bold Glamour and Teenage Look to automatically conceal your face.
Also, TikTok created these filters rather than a user or a third-party business.
In a nutshell, GANs pit two rival neural networks against one another in a fight to the death, according to Hurd’s statement to The Verge. As a result of using you, it then starts to match your cheekbones, eyes, brows, lips, and other facial features against a dataset of photos.
According to The Verge’s analysis, Bold Glamour and Teenage Look may or may not be employing AI, but the connections are undeniable. The outlet contacted TikTok many times but never received a response.
Similarly, TikTok did earlier declare in February that users of the app’s Impact House, which serves as TikTok’s home for filter-building tools, may access generative adversarial networks.