Artificial intelligence offers a solution with the Epik app, available on Android and iOS, which transforms standard photos into 90s-style yearbook pictures.
Yearbook photos are cherished mementos, encapsulating a lot of school memories for individuals. With that being said, people often set high expectations for how they should look in their high-school yearbook photos, but sometimes it just doesn't work out. Bad lighting, awkward poses or sudden camera shyness can create shots that are not very ideal. However, artificial intelligence is here to help with a new app that allows people to recreate their photos into 90s-styled yearbook pictures.
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The Epik app, available on Android and iOS, utilizes artificial intelligence to turn a user's photos into more retro 90s-styled ones. All user have to do is upload at least eight photos of their face. The software then merges these faces with bodies. This means that they use the photos of one's face as a kind of foundation to edit and dress them up in 90s fashion. Individuals do have to wait 24 hours to get their AI-generated pictures.
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They can forego the waiting period by paying to receive pictures in just two hours. Many influencers and celebrities have shared their AI-generated photos on social media. Most people will not be able to tell that the pictures were not taken in real life. The high quality provided by the software is quite amazing, to say the least. Since there is a lot of apprehension about artificial intelligence and its uses, Epik deletes photos from its servers after users receive their yearbook portraits.
People are finding creative ways to use artificial intelligence in many outlets of life. Marisa—who goes by @productdesign on TikTok—shared sometime back how she used Google's new interview warm-up tool to prepare for an interview. The video begins with a text overlay reading, "I tried Google's new 'interview warm-up' tool and I want to cry." The woman then explains how one could go about using the tool.
She specifies how the software asks users to choose an industry to get related questions. After that, she instructs viewers that they should practice talking out loud as the tool transcribes the answers in real-time. Marisa showcases how the software gave feedback based on the user's talking points. The software also has an option that allows users to keep practicing the same questions or try out new ones.
The post, which has gone viral with about 1.5 million views, is captioned, "I used to make flashcards, but this is so much better and it's free too." While people did like the usefulness of the software, a few of them expressed apprehensions about it. @adamsgonepostal said, "Really great feature, but they're 100% using your voice/data to train AI modes, lol." Another user, @ariel_babooram, shared, "I tried it. Loved it. Thanks for sharing. Did not know I'd be nervous. Been a while since I've interviewed for a job."
According to Dailydot, the tool works closely with skillsets that are taught on Google Career Certificates. People can take up these online courses to "fast track" their way to good jobs. Some of the industries in which they provide certification include data analytics, e-commerce, IT support, project management, UX design and cybersecurity. They also offer a general practice option.