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WhatsApp is developing a personalized AI avatar generator

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The upcoming feature will allow WhatsApp users to ‘imagine’ themselves in different settings. | Illustration: The Verge

Whatsapp appears to be working on a new generative AI feature that should allow users to make personalized avatars of themselves for use in any imagined setting. The in-development feature, spotted in the new WhatsApp Beta for Android 2.24.14.7 by WABetaInfo, will seemingly use a combination of user-supplied images, text prompts, and Meta’s AI Llama model to generate the images.

A screenshot shared by WABetaInfo says that users can imagine themselves “in any setting from the forest to outer space.” The examples look fairly typical for those produced by AI generators, particularly if you’ve used apps like Lensa AI or Snapchat’s “Dreams” selfie feature.

Image: Meta / WABetaInfo

Screenshot shared by WABetaInfo.

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