Actor Timothee Chalamet and his Lensa avatar. AI-generated portraits like the one on the right, created by AI art app Lensa, are taking over Instagram and TikTok. Photo: Getty Images and Instagram
Actor Timothee Chalamet and his Lensa avatar. AI-generated portraits like the one on the right, created by AI art app Lensa, are taking over Instagram and TikTok. Photo: Getty Images and Instagram
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AI art app Lensa and its ‘magic avatars’ are taking over the internet – why that matters and why some are worried

  • An app called Lensa has taken social media by storm, allowing users to create AI-generated photos of themselves in whimsical settings from their own selfies
  • These ‘magic avatars’ are wildly popular but some claim that apps of this sort are stealing from real artists, while others say they are racist and sexist

Actor Timothee Chalamet and his Lensa avatar. AI-generated portraits like the one on the right, created by AI art app Lensa, are taking over Instagram and TikTok. Photo: Getty Images and Instagram
Actor Timothee Chalamet and his Lensa avatar. AI-generated portraits like the one on the right, created by AI art app Lensa, are taking over Instagram and TikTok. Photo: Getty Images and Instagram
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