Today I played with AI. It is called Astria and it allows from a series of photos to create portraits inspired by artists or various graphic universes.
For 5 US dollars, I was able to make about 40 series of portraits. In the heap there are interesting things and others, let’s face it completely missed but sometimes we get some nuggets.
If you try, I suggest you don’t use photos where you smile, AIs currently have a lot of trouble with the representation of teeth and hands.
I will post you some series that I was able to obtain with the successes and the failures. On many I have a distorted face but maybe I didn’t provide enough photos for the AI to work. (I provided 20 where the AI asks for between 4 and 40)
Finally I removed the too daring images. For some reason that I don’t know on certain series I have been represented super sexualized and several times topless…
Here are pre-recorded series that the AI produces automatically without being asked anything:
Woman Fashion Portrait:
The results are pretty good, even very good, but I guess the developers had to work on its terms for a long time and if they offer them as a base, it’s probably because it’s advantageous for the AI, let’s see what that is. gives on personalized topics.
As a Diablo fan who can’t wait for Diablo 4, I wanted to try it and here it is, the images are nice but I don’t recognize myself.
I wanted to see myself as an elf. When I was talking about hypersexualization rather why am I in my underwear on last one!!!
There is some nice stuffs ans some are really random I think.
Wanna see me as a police woman cause I’ve played a lot to Counter Strike with friends.
I kinda like it.
I think I have been a little too generic in my requests so far so I wonder how the AI would do if I offered it more marked universes by asking it to represent me in universes of films or tv shows.
Nilsa as an actress of cinema?
What else than one of my best movie of all time?
I’m a little disappointed with this series. It is a bit random or I dont reconnize myself.
The lord of the rings:
I’ve tried with Game of thrones but the AI juste faceswap me with Emilia Clark so I’ve prefer to post this ones.
Space marines in Alien movie:
I love Alien’s univers in Alien 2 and in Aliens vs Predators video game series so I’ve test it.
There is some default but I found me so badass on those! I love it!
Something that doesn’t work:
I wanted to see if the AI was able to “imagine” me as something other than human, but for the moment it can’t. When I wanted to become a demon he just undressed me. (I don’t know what to think of the fact that to demonize a girl this one undresses her ^^) (there was nude pic on other try so I’ll didn’t post it. ^^’)
Then I wanted to see myself as an angel but I did not have a better result. I tried to stick wings on my back but I’m still looking for them
In the end, this AI is interesting for making avatars for our social networks, but I don’t really see what else it could be used for now.
- I find that at the time of 4k and soon 8k the images are of very low resolution.
- The framing is sometimes really rotten. I only provided portraits and I end up with images without my head!
- I think that for an optimal experience I should have provided as many photos as possible with as many different angles of view as possible, which would have minimized errors, however I don’t know what happened to the images we provided.
If you wanna try it, there is the link: