The ultimate avatar: Spooky software can transform George Bush into Barack Obama, Piers …

Scientists used algorithms to map 49 points on a person’s faceThey charted how these points change depending on facial expressionThe result is a vividly, life-like avatar of that person, that can be animatedThe software could help virtually resurrect people who have passed awayBy Ellie Zolfagharifard For Dailymail.com Published: 00:02, 8 December 2015 | Updated: 00:14, 8 December 2015 In the 30 years since he’s been on the big screen, Tom Hanks has changed his appearance countless times. But what is it that makes Hanks appear to be himself, despite these makeovers?That’s what researchers in Washington were hoping to find out using a computer to analyse a large photo databases of human faces.What they created in the process was a facial modelling system that allows them virtually model the speech of anyone…


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