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Ravensmash
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(08-09-2017, 09:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nowise10

I don't think its meant to be humorous or funny, unless with cases like the Trump pic where it completely botches it up. Just cool and interesting tech.

Yeah.

I expected this to be some awful filter but this is actually impressive from a tech point of view.
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(08-09-2017, 09:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mark Andrew

Bottom left looks like he's smiling a bit less than the others
Blastoise
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(08-09-2017, 09:15 PM)
I'm having a good chuckle.
sixteen-bit
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(08-09-2017, 09:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kill Your Masters

Bottom left kinda looks like what I imagine Kamiya to look like in 30 years.
IaN_GAF
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(08-09-2017, 09:15 PM)
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This is amazing tech. I'm so impressed at how well some of these work...
TheYanger
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(08-09-2017, 09:16 PM)
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Yeah idk. It's pretty cool, but then of course it's going to be "Post black me on facebook for laughs" and that's pretty damn racist. So...idk. Like, that's CLEARLY going to be the most used part of this, even though in and of itself it's more of a curiosity than anything funny or whatever.
Afrocious
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(08-09-2017, 09:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheYanger

Yeah idk. It's pretty cool, but then of course it's going to be "Post black me on facebook for laughs" and that's pretty damn racist. So...idk. Like, that's CLEARLY going to be the most used part of this, even though in and of itself it's more of a curiosity than anything funny or whatever.

The funny thing is that an example of what you're talking about is how I learned about this.
nicolasacmf
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(08-09-2017, 09:17 PM)
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This technology is pretty impressive and I don't see why some people are getting mad over it, but idk, maybe it's a cultural thing? 🤔
Dabanton
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(08-09-2017, 09:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Afrocious

But what's funny about it, that is, if you find it funny?

It's interesting to see people look slightly different but still recognizable.

I'm a black male seeing myself as Asian or Caucasian is by terms amusing and fascinating as I can see 'me' but I look extremely different
PixelatedBookake
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(08-09-2017, 09:17 PM)
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Yeah...no good can come from this.
Funyarinpa
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(08-09-2017, 09:17 PM)
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Really easy to use this to be racist, true- but the app itself is perfectly inoffensive IMO.
LifEndz
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(08-09-2017, 09:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mark Andrew

A must for all "Trump is fucking up" threads going forward
Fuchsdh
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Originally Posted by Nowise10

I don't think its meant to be humorous or funny, unless with cases like the Trump pic where it completely botches it up. Just cool and interesting tech.

Yep. I don't think there's innately anything funny except when it royally messes up, same with the gender swapping. It is a really cool application of technology.

If someone uses this somehow to make fun of other races and stuff, sure, that's racist.
O_Atoll
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(08-09-2017, 09:18 PM)
This is awesome.
malingenie
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(08-09-2017, 09:18 PM)
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I'm latino so what the hell do I know, but I don't understand what's wrong with racial or ethnic phenotypes? I think it sparks that genuine curiosity about each other and how we would look had we been born to a different family. Is it that you think it's caricaturizing or exaggerating said characteristics?
Izuna
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(08-09-2017, 09:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by malingenie

I'm latino so what the hell do I know, but I don't understand what's wrong with racial or ethnic phenotypes? I think it sparks that genuine curiosity about each other and how we would look had we been born to a different family. Is it that you think it's caricaturizing or exaggerating said characteristics?

America, I guess

It needs more options though. We got east Asian and south Asian, but no south east asian.
davepoobond
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(08-09-2017, 09:19 PM)
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When I had people doing this to me for the old/female/etc at the time it was pretty startling how good it looked.

It's stupid but the curiosity factor takes over. What would I look like if I was _____ isn't an outlandish question to ask.
Lautaro
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(08-09-2017, 09:20 PM)
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Funny and impressive from a technical pov.
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(08-09-2017, 09:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mark Andrew

Oh my goddddd
Spoiled Milk
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(08-09-2017, 09:21 PM)
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black_13
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(08-09-2017, 09:21 PM)
I hate filters in general. The animal ones that almost every single girl has are just as bad.
Alienfan
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(08-09-2017, 09:21 PM)
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It's not the app itself that's the issue (it's pretty amazing tech) but the people posting the pictures for racist purposes.
Surfinn
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(08-09-2017, 09:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lautaro

Funny and impressive from a technical pov.

Impressive, yes but.. funny? Or do you mean the botched/jokey examples
Alligatorjandro
(08-09-2017, 09:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mark Andrew

Lmao
Ragnorok64
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(08-09-2017, 09:22 PM)
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wandering
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(08-09-2017, 09:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Izuna

Works great for mixed people haha 😂

Asian looks like a girl, again

Whoa the black one looks exactly like my brother

Again?
Izuna
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(08-09-2017, 09:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ragnorok64

Looks the same in all of them haha
Eferim
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(08-09-2017, 09:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by black_13

I hate filters in general. The animal ones that almost every single girl has are just as bad.

What's this you're referring to?
sixteen-bit
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(08-09-2017, 09:24 PM)
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Surprised they didn't call this RaceApp tbh
Peotical Injection
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(08-09-2017, 09:24 PM)
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Was messing around with it today. The tech is pretty cool. The old me looks grumpy as fuck.
Orbis
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(08-09-2017, 09:25 PM)
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Did a surprisingly clean job of Theresa May:

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zewone
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(08-09-2017, 09:25 PM)
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Novelty app = racist

There are bigger issues in the world to be upset at.
John Rabbit
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(08-09-2017, 09:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Spoiled Milk

Somnid
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(08-09-2017, 09:25 PM)
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Some of the results here aren't half bad looking. Cool tech.

As for racism, well, some people are going to be less than thrilled with the idea especially when white people do it for lulz. Though it's probably better to embrace and own it as a tool than fear it. Hell, you could probably do some cool implicit bias studies with it.
LopezDeLaGuerra
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(08-09-2017, 09:26 PM)
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I'm sorry GAF.
Snowybreak
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(08-09-2017, 09:26 PM)
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I kinda want to try it, but at the same time I dunno. Fuck it, why not. Never used FaceApp though.
AwakenedCloud
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(08-09-2017, 09:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ragnorok64

How well does this thing work if it's starting with a black person?

Breh! I almost fell out of my seat at work trying this. It's like they didn't even try to adjust my face and instead copied some random face over mine!
Maintenance
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(08-09-2017, 09:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Afrocious

I'm lost. If it was making folks look jacked up like the Trump one, I'd get it.

Maybe I don't see the humor in wanting to see how I'd look like as a different race. I can see the curiosity, but that's a separate thing.

I'm joking, I don't find it funny except those meme guys (old smiling man, nervous man from the 2016 election, etc)
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(08-09-2017, 09:26 PM)
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Every version of me looks dorky.
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Dabanton
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(08-09-2017, 09:27 PM)
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I'm legit impressed in what they can do with the style apps. The hipster filter got my beard looking slick.
Alienous
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(08-09-2017, 09:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by PBY

How is this not blackface?

How does this carry any of the malice and bad intent that blackface did?

I guess it's under the general umbrella of 'blackface', but put the moniker aside - why is the actual software implementation negative?
Afrocious
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(08-09-2017, 09:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Somnid

Some of the results here aren't half bad looking. Cool tech.

As for racism, well, some people are going to be less than thrilled with the idea especially when white people do it for lulz. Though it's probably better to embrace and own it as a tool than fear it. Hell, you could probably do some cool implicit bias studies with it.

Basically.

lulz stuff tho...thumbs down.

Originally Posted by AwakenedCloud

Breh! I almost fell out of my seat at work trying this. It's like they didn't even try to adjust my face and instead copied some random face over mine!

I gave up on snapchat when it couldn't recognize myself and other black friends I have for some filter thing we were doing. It's unfortunately a documented thing.

Originally Posted by Alienous

How does this carry any of the malice and bad intent that blackface did?

I guess it's under the general umbrella of 'blackface', but put the moniker aside - why is the actual software implementation negative?

I think folks are hung up on the idea of the tech being racist and not questioning the use of such tech being problematic. Again, nobody blamed the paint and make up for blackface. The focus was on the person and the reason.

Could the tech be racist itself? I can't say. I think it's cool and tasteless though.
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(08-09-2017, 09:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Afrocious

But what's funny about it, that is, if you find it funny?

The humour comes from the intrigue, and mild surprise, in how the computer interprets your facial structure into that of other races. It's nothing more sinister than that - at least I hope not.

I doubt anyone here is saying "haha how dumb do I look as an Asian person".

Unless the results are shit, in which case you're laughing at the poor implementation.
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(08-09-2017, 09:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by LopezDeLaGuerra



I'm sorry GAF.

Lol look like uncle ruckus
catmincer
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(08-09-2017, 09:31 PM)
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This app is amazing. I tried Fan Bingbing.

https://i.imgur.com/BPn8RrP.jpg
Costanza-san
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(08-09-2017, 09:31 PM)
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Remember Faceapp's "hotness" filter that turned dark skin light?
johancruijff
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(08-09-2017, 09:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by LopezDeLaGuerra



I'm sorry GAF.

jfc
Alcotholic
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(08-09-2017, 09:32 PM)
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Here is me
Me more white
Me more masculine
And me smiling

Ragnorok64
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(08-09-2017, 09:32 PM)
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I tried it once on myself and immediately uninstalled the app. Then I discovered the joy of using it on celebrities.

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Originally Posted by nekkid

The humour comes from the intrigue, and mild surprise, in how the computer interprets your facial structure into that of other races. It's nothing more sinister than that - at least I hope not.

I doubt anyone here is saying "haha how dumb do I look as an Asian person".

Unless the results are shit, in which case you're laughing at the poor implementation.

Exactly. I'm mixed (half black/half white) and it's interesting/funny to see how this app portrays me as white vs. black. Apparently I have more white facial features because I come out looking the same.

People need to drop this notion of laughter = malice.

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