A Person Created An AI-Based App That Removes Makeup But People Are Not Pleased

Have you ever wondered what celebrities would look like on TV with no makeup on? Well, wonder no more, because a person just tried an AI-based makeup app to remove makeup from famous people. The MakeApp uses neural networks to let you add or remove makeup from photos and videos. Finally, you can now add makeup to those who use barely any! Moreover, you can have some fun by removing makeup form videos, too. Here are some examples of how you can use the app with some famous faces to many of us.

Using MakeApp, you can now select a filter that will digitally remove all the makeup.

You can upload any photo you like. Are you ready for some fun?

“We built MakeApp as an experiment and released it into the wild a few months ago and unfortunately the media coverage solely focused on the makeup removal function of the app and characterized it as a bunch of ‘tech bros’ trying to hurt women, which is just so far from the truth,” founder Ashot Gabrelyanov told BuzzFeed.

It also has some issues to start with, just like other AI in Snapchat and FaceApp, but no app is perfect anyway.

The app appears to lighten darker skin colors which makes it problematic for many reasons.

Otherwise, it works great. Take the above pictures for instance.

One person used it to add makeup to Katy Perry, Jennifer Lawrence, Reese Witherspoon, and many others.

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He also removed it from your favorite Harry Potter heroine Emma Watson as well as Angelina Jolie and Kim Kardashian, to mention just a few.


When people saw what the app did, they were not so pleased with the results.


The Revelist called it ‘a subtler form of shaming’.


The lifestyle site hit out at those who made the app.


They even called them ‘beauty-hating trolls’, writing: “If a woman steps out with makeup on her face, it’s because that’s the image that she wants to convey that day.”


“It’s not up to us, or up to some creep with an iPhone, to determine what she “really” looks like underneath her makeup. If a woman is wearing makeup, it’s presumably because she WANTS to, and robbing her of that right is totally unfair.”


So, while we’re on the subject of celebrities and hot topics, do you think Kylie Jenner has been hiding her alleged baby’s name in her makeup line?

Source: Boredpanda