Google Allo: turn your selfies into cartoon stickers

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Google Allo: turn your selfies into cartoon stickers
« on: May 12, 2017, 09:20:02 PM »
Emoji and stickers are becoming more and more a part of how we communicate on a daily basis, and Google is getting in on the action with a new Allo feature that generates custom cartoon stickers out of selfies of you, according to Fast Co Design.

Google being Google, though, generating your emoji avatar isn’t just a customizable tool, like Nintendo’s Miis or Snapchat’s Bitmoji. Instead, Google’s version implements machine learning and neural networks to map your facial features to animated versions designed by artist Lamar Abrams, which can then be customized further. The finished product is a variety of different stickers featuring your newly minted cartoon doppelgänger to use in future Allo chats.
https://www.theverge.com/2017/5/11/15626690/google-allo-selfies-cartoon-stickers-emoji-neural-network-machine-learning