Avatar AI is a paid avatar creator developed by Levelsio. The utility relies on artificial intelligence and machine learning to turn input into realistic artificial avatars. Avatar AI can produce digital artwork in many different styles depending on what the subject wants the end product to look like. The developers advertise the resultant avatars as being photorealistic. However, as is the case with many recreations of human features, anything that isn’t a cartoon-style artwork or caricature brings to mind the uncanny valley.
Avatar AI takes a similar approach to other web utilities like DALL.E. However, there are several differences. While DALL.E relies on contextual input to generate an image, Avatar AI requires users to upload photographs of themselves. The other major difference between the two utilities is that DALL.E is free. At the same time, Avatar AI’s developers expect users to pay for the service without being able to try it out first.
Digital meets real life
Artificial intelligence is an interesting subject and one that will continue to shape the future of human existence. Utilities like Avatar AI use artificial intelligence and machine learning to create digital representations of either media or contextual input.
The beauty of innovations like this is that Avatar AI doesn’t just recycle photographs of the subject into different backgrounds; it learns the contours of the subject's face so as to recreate it from various angles. This way, the software produces a wider range of resultant images with more accuracy than smaller utilities.
How to use Avatar AI
All that users need to do, once they’ve paid for one of the subscription tiers, is upload a few photographs of their likeness. The software will then use artificial intelligence and machine learning and produce a number of different results from which the subject can select. Users can use these images as profile photos, social media posts, or any other scenario where a true photograph is not required for legal or official purposes.
Work in progress
Unfortunately, as good as this software is, Avatar AI still has a ways to go. While the intent behind some of the resultant images is clearly a cartoonist representation of the subject, even those that are meant to be photorealistic don’t look real enough to truly capture the subject’s essence.
A lot of the time, these images look like robots and AI from various other attempts at realism. Attempts, which we should mention, have fallen firmly into the uncanny valley; the distress that arises from seeing a figure that looks human but does not look alive.