Now computers can clone your handwriting with creepy accuracy

Researchers at University College London have created an algorithm capable of taking a sample of hand-written text and imitating it, allowing a computer to write in the style of a real person. We’re not talking about a simple “handwritten” typeface, either. The text turned out by the algorithm created by Tom Haines and his fellow UCL researchers is authentic enough that human judges are unable to tell the difference. “We’re very proud of the fact that when we ran a user study, in which we gave people samples of the same sentence in real handwriting and handwriting created by our system, they were unable to spot the fake,” Haines told Digital Trends, excitedly. “They were basically making random guesses.” Related: Google’s Handwriting app can read your chicken scratch and turn…


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