Augmented reality company ModiFace has a plan – better yet, a product – that might just serve as an answer to your questions.
“For users, we believe and hope that this will seem like magic – they just send a photo and get a set of relevant results. Behind the scenes, this technology is a very complex capability utilizing both facial recognition and object recognition, with the ability to distinguish full face images, zoomed-in lip images, or even images of product swatches and product packaging. Never before has there been a makeup scanning capability with such a universal applicability.”
– Parham Aarabi, CEO of ModiFace
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In order for this technology to enable users to send their photos and have it actually recognize what it sees, ModiFace uses Deep Learning algorithms, which in turn grants the A.I. being used to actually understand and differentiate various contents throughout the image. As a result, it provides instantaneous visual modifications to your image to help you determine a look of your own preference.
We’ve all seen a science fiction film or two where one of the characters in the story stands in front of a smart mirror and begins augmenting their mirrored physical appearance. Whether they’re trying on new hairstyles, or new makeup, or new clothing, the result is always the same – an attire for the day that is entirely determined by the assistance of an artificial intelligence. The Sephora Virtual Artist is basically a first generation model of this very concept. With the power of your smartphone, you’re able to augment your physical appearance using various catalogs of beauty products that are available online.
In the relatively near future, when smartphones are replaced by Mixed Reality devices, you won’t even need a mirror. Using either an AR headset, or contacts, or even advanced holography, you’ll be able to project a virtual copy of yourself onto your physical space and modify it however you so please. Much later down the road, your whole wardrobe – including the one you wear throughout the day – might very well be virtual in its entirety. By then, the era of physical clothing will wither away in favor of a clothing line that can be modified in real-time without ever moving a muscle.