• Type terms in the search engine and AI mines for related images
  • Uses facial processing, recognition, 3D reconstruction, age progression
  • Can be used to identify missing children after years they have been gone
  • Also show actors/actresses how they would appear in a specific role

Trying to picture yourself older or with a different hairstyle is near impossible.

But now researchers have developed the ultimate face swap that analyzes a picture of your face, searches for images using key terms and seamlessly maps your it onto the results.

Called Dreambit, this AI lets anyone see what they would look like with a different hairstyle or colour, or in a different time period, age, country or anything that can be queried in an image search engine.

Dreambit lets anyone see what they would look like with a different hairstyle or colour, or in a different time period, age, country or anything that can be queried in an image search engine - as it has done with American actor George Clooney (pictured).
 

Dreambit lets anyone see what they would look like with a different hairstyle or colour, or in a different time period, age, country or anything that can be queried in an image search engine - as it has done with American actor George Clooney (pictured).

'Dreambit is a personalized image search engine,' reads the website.

Although currently only in a closed beta, the site is expected to open to allcomers later this year. 

'Given one of more photos and a text query, it outputs versions of the input person in the query appearance. 

This software is the brainchild of Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman, who is a computer vision researcher at the University of Washington.

 

To transform themselves, users type any terms in the search engine, such as 'curly hair,' 'India' or '1930' and the software will mine through Internet photo collections for similar images in that specific category.


Dreambit draws on previous research from the university and other work in facial processing, recognition, three-dimensional reconstruction and age progression, combining those algorithms in a unique way to create the blended images.


Not only will this software create pictures of you 15 years older or give you the long lushes locks you have always wanted, it is also helpful for identifying missing children or individuals evading the law who purposely disguise themselves.

Many children who go missing unfortunately aren't found until many years down the road – if ever.

HOW DOES DREAMBIT WORK?

Users first upload a picture of themselves

 

Dreambit is a personalized image search engine.

This AI analyzes a picture of your face, searches for images using key terms and seamlessly maps your face onto the results.

Users can type in any term in the search engine, such as 'curly hair,' 'India' or '1930' and the software will mine through Internet photo collections for similar images in that specific category - then maps your face onto the result.

The software lets anyone see what they would look like with different hairstyle or colour, or in a different time period, age, country or anything that can be queried in an image search engine.

Dreambit draws on previous research from the university and other work in facial processing, recognition, three-dimensional reconstruction and age progression, combining those algorithms in a unique way to create the blended images. 

This software is the brain child of Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman, who is a computer vision researcher at University of Washington. 

 

To transform themselves, users type any terms in the search engine, such as 'curly hair,' 'India' or '1930' and the software will mine through Internet photo collections for similar images in that specific category. 

To transform themselves, users type any terms in the search engine, such as 'curly hair,' 'India' or '1930' and the software will mine through Internet photo collections for similar images in that specific category. 

This new system is capable of looking at an advanced age and with close accuracy – as it has predicted a 1-year-old boy and 4-year-old girl at subsequent ages.

Kemelmacher-Shlizerman and her team previously created automated age progression software that focused just on the person's face, but this new AI can add varied hairstyles and other contextual elements.

how would you look like with blonde hair curly hair in 1930 in india

The AI's new feature lets parents image what their child might look like five or 10 years from now under different circumstances — with red hair, curly hair, black hair or even a shaved head.

'It's hard to recognize someone by just looking at a face, because we as humans are so biased towards hairstyles and hair colors,' said Kemelmacher-Shlizerman.

'With missing children, people often dye their hair or change the style so age-progressing just their face isn't enough.'

Users type any terms in the search engine, such as 'curly hair,' 'India' or '1930' and the software will mine through Internet photo collections for similar images in that specific category. Then it will seamlessly map your face onto the results, as the software has done with the American actor Kerri Russell (pictured)

Users type any terms in the search engine, such as 'curly hair,' 'India' or '1930' and the software will mine through Internet photo collections for similar images in that specific category. Then it will seamlessly map your face onto the results, as the software has done with the American actor Kerri Russell (pictured)

'This is a first step in trying to imagine how a missing person's appearance might change over time.'

Another application for the technology will let actors or actress envision how they might appear in a specific role.

 

Not only will this software create pictures of you 15 years older or give you the long locks you have always wanted, it is also helpful for identifying missing children or individuals evading the law who purposely disguise themselves. Dreambit  has predicted a 1-year-old boy and 4-year-old girl at subsequent ages (pictured)
 

Not only will this software create pictures of you 15 years older or give you the long locks you have always wanted, it is also helpful for identifying missing children or individuals evading the law who purposely disguise themselves. Dreambit  has predicted a 1-year-old boy and 4-year-old girl at subsequent ages (pictured)

For example, the system can marry internet photographs of the actress Cate Blanchett and Bob Dylan to predict how she would appear playing the Dylan role in the movie 'I'm Not There.'

'This is a way to try on different looks or personas without actually changing your physical appearance,' said Kemelmacher-Shlizerman, who co-leads the UW Graphics and Imaging Laboratory (GRAIL).

'While imagining what you'd look like with a new hairstyle is mind blowing, it also lets you experiment with creative imaginative scenarios.'

The software system analyzes the input photo and searches for a subset of internet photographs that fall into the desired category but also match the original photo's face shape, pose and expression.

Another application for the technology will let certain actors or actress envision how they might appear in a role. For example, the system can marry internet photographs of the actress Cate Blanchett and Bob Dylan (pictured) to predict how she would appear playing the Dylan role in the movie 'I'm Not There'
 
 

Another application for the technology will let certain actors or actress envision how they might appear in a role. For example, the system can marry internet photographs of the actress Cate Blanchett and Bob Dylan (pictured) to predict how she would appear playing the Dylan role in the movie 'I'm Not There'

Its ability to accurately and automatically synthesize two photographs stems from the combination of algorithms that Kemelmacher-Shlizerman assembled, as well as the sheer volume of photos available on the internet.

'The key idea is to find a doppelgänger set — people who look similar enough to you that you can copy certain elements of their appearance,' said Kemelmacher-Shlizerman.

'And because the system has hundreds of thousands of photos to choose from, the matching results are spellbinding.'

 

MIND-READING AI KNOWS WHO YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT

 

New research from Kuhl Lab at the University of Oregon has revealed that computer can now analyse brain scans and work out who a person is thinking about.

The AI system can even create a digital portrait of the face in question.

Researchers began their work with more than 1,000 coloured images of different human faces.

 

 

Researchers have reconstructed a face after peering into the mind of another by extracting latent face components from neural activity and using machine learning to create digital portraits. Researchers worked with more than 1,000 coloured images of different human faces

During the first part of the study they showed participants one face after another while performing fMRI scans and recorded neural responses during this time.

Researchers used an innovative form of fMRI pattern analysis to test whether lateral parietal cortex actively represents the contents of memory.

Using a large set of human face images, the first extracted latent face components, known as eigenfaces.

Then machine learning algorithms were used to predict face components from fMRI activity patterns and reconstruct images of individual faces in digital portraits.

This process is similar to how the mind’s eye sees a person, as object recognition has to endure a few stages, from the moment we lay eyes on it to the point we know exactly what it is.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3702341/The-ultimate-face-swap-New-search-engine-face-hairstyle-reveal-ll-age.html

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