FaceApp Uses Neural Networks to Adjust Facial Expressions in Images

By: Joey Haar - Feb 8, 2017
References: itunes.apple & techcrunch
For anyone who's taken a picture of themselves only to look back on it later and wish they could have tweaked their expression just a touch, FaceApp is the ideal solution. The app uses neural networks to make photorealistic adjustments to faces in digital images, with all sorts of practical and silly applications.

On the more practical side, FaceApp is able to modify any face such that it looks like it's realistically smiling. Even if the original image contains a neutral facial expression or a frown, the app can adjust all the subtle lines and curvatures of faces to create a facsimile of a smile.

FaceApp's sillier features let users transform their faces in less realistic but more fun ways. For example, the app can add or subtract age, and its "hotness filter" applies effects that make faces more attractive.