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New AI social media trend raises privacy concerns

CAII on Local WAND News – Mckenna Adams

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) – The latest trend taking social media by storm: using artificial intelligence to create avatars of yourself. 

The app making it possible has gained more than 5 million downloads in the last month, but some users have privacy concerns. 

The Lensa photo editing app allows users to upload photos of themselves or others and receive 50+ ‘magic avatars’ of the user in different art styles. 

This isn’t just a filter. A computer has studied thousands, even millions of data points in order to create an entirely new image. 

Director of NCSA Center for Artificial Intelligence Innovation, Volodymyr Kindratenko, D.Sc., says this technology is in its beginning stages. 

“As AI continues to advance, it’s likely we’ll see more realistic and complex images,” he said. 

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