TechCrunch: Facebook research automatically creates an avatar from a photo

TechCrunch: Facebook research automatically creates an avatar from a photo. “Creating avatars. Who’s got time for it?! Computers, that’s who. You’ll never have to waste another second selecting your hair style, skin tone or facial hair length if this research from Facebook finds its way into product form. In a paper (PDF) presented at the International Conference on Computer Vision, Lior Wolf et al. show how they created a machine learning system that creates the best possible match of your real face to one in a custom emoji generator.”