A new AI photo app aims to give users ‘perfect pictures’ of themselves

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AI-generated Shawn Mendes and Margot Robbie. | artist

There’s another AI photo app in town that promises users “perfect photos” of themselves. Artis says its goal is to make “personal photography accessible to everyone.”

Just like the Remini app that went viral a few months ago where Gen Z users turned their selfies into professional headshots, Artis is another artificial intelligence app that will catch the attention of professional headshot photographers.

The basic principle of Artisse is similar to Remini and other AI photo apps in the market, the user uploads 15 images of themselves to train the AI. Once the upload is complete, the user can enter a text prompt to generate a new AI photo of themselves – from the whimsical to the weird.

Artisse also offers an image prompt, where the user uploads their own reference photo or selects from a template image, which the AI ​​will interpret to create a new image.

Artis founder William Wu says TechCrunch He was inspired to create an AI image app after seeing an overwhelming amount of “perfect” photos of themselves on social media and dating profiles.

“To be able to create these kinds of photos, you have to be privileged or able to afford it, have a lot of patience and time, or have a very high level of skill,” Wu says.

“With the advent of AI, our goal is to make perfect personal photography easy for everyone, regardless of your background situation or experience level. Everyone should be able to create their own perfect photos.

Wu also says TechCrunch Artisse is using its own diffusion model but “incorporates best practices and components from existing open source models and tools.”

The company also says it’s trying to correct AI’s biases. Recent scandals, such as that of an Asian MIT student whitewashed by another AI photo app called Playground, have the public and authorities concerned about stereotyping. But Artis says it’s trying to improve the range of body shapes and skin tones.

For users of the app, the first 25 photos are free, and then approximately 20 cents per photo is charged. Wu says they are looking to launch a subscription model in the future.

Artisse is available in iOS and Android.

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