Do you have a favorite emoji? Now you can recreate it. Yes, and it’s not just a matter of imitating it with a pose, but of placing all the elements so that it looks as similar as the original. The above statement is made possible by the company Lightricks and their latest FaceTune update; Memoji
Memoji is a tool that allows you to mix cartoon emojis with a face image so you can turn your own selfies into emojis, using artificial intelligence and state-of-the-art image processing technology to naturally reshape and animate any image to reflect a specific feeling or emotion.
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With this creation Lightricks, the Israeli company that created Memoji will give users the possibility of instantly transforming any selfie to reflect the emotion in a selected emoji. If someone really wants to express how surprised they are or how much fun they are in a situation, they can do so through an image that can be instantly adjusted and animated to reflect the right emotion.
According to the marketing director of Lightricks, Nir Pochter, the creation of these emojis is due, among other things, to the following reasons
Regarding the investment in this technology Pochter stated:
Users can send their edited selfies as GIF, video or image. Facetune’s Memoji is available for iOS and can be downloaded for free from the App Store.
Lightricks is an Israeli startup founded by five entrepreneurs with a background in both academia and industry, four of whom are PhD students in computer science. In August 2015, after being self-financed for two years, Lightricks raised $10 million in its first round of external funding, led by Carmel Ventures. Lightricks continues to implement cutting-edge technology to create the next generation of creative tools for the mobile age.
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