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Turn your selfie into a high end headshot?

Researchers at MIT and Adobe have come up with some pretty neat ‘style transfer’ software that seems to be able to take any cellphone selfie headshot and apply a signature style to it by providing it with a headshot in the style you would like. Simply feed the software an example image by Martin Schoeller or Platon and off it goes- creating a fairly decent copy of that style. While I’m sure there are some limitations that we might not be seeing in these controlled samples- it’s certainly an impressive concept. I could see something like this as a sort of next-gen Instagram, controlling lighting styles instead of just film looks.