When describing its Kylie Jenner cover shot by photographer Daniel Sannwald, Dazed Beauty explained that the photo was:
"run through an artificial intelligence system called Beauty_GAN.
They went on to explain Beauty_GAN:
"The first algorithm of its kind, Beauty_GAN analysed over 17,000 beauty-related posts on Instagram and used this source data to train itself to create original beauty imagery without the help of a human. Here, it applies those hair and make-up looks – totally computer generated – to Kylie's face."
The results of Kylie by Beauty_GAN are fascinating and mesmerizing to say the least.
Here is a video of Kylie morphing in and out of different looks.
A member of Beauty_Gan named Lukas said:
"We are surrounded by technology that decides our fate in every instance of our lives. These technologies are often invisible, they are these mysterious spells that work in the background…"
Dazed Beauty's managing editor, Amelia Abraham described Kylie as:
"the person the whole world holds up as the poster girl of beauty, the face that we try to replicate."
Some people are awestruck by the collaboration between technology and beauty.
Others aren't so sure they buy it.
I don't know if I'd call this "beauty", but it's definitely "dazed".