Android users are uncertain about the novel photo-altering feature that permits them to change their images in an unusual manner.
An unconventional AI feature set to arrive on Android phones has raised concerns among users. This feature, which utilizes artificial intelligence to modify individuals’ faces in group photos to ensure they appear to be smiling, is reportedly rumored to be included in the Google Pixel Series 8, as per reports from 91 Mobile.
While the idea of altering people’s faces in images is not entirely novel, it has provoked mixed reactions on social media. One user expressed their discomfort, stating, “I find something about this so deeply upsetting and grim.”
Another individual using X commented, “Editing your personal photos to make people look happier, more photogenic. It’s essentially the ability to edit your own memories. Awful stuff.” A different user on Twitter shared, “This is the beginning of a horror movie called ‘The Family Album.'”
Other individuals, including Ben Schoon, a senior editor at 9to5Google, found it perplexing that people had such a negative reaction to the feature.
“I’m genuinely surprised that so many people are against this,” he tweeted. “It’s simply using multiple photos of the same scene to ‘correct’ the shot. I… don’t see the problem here. The average user is going to be thrilled about this.”
Google had previously introduced the Photo Magic editor earlier this year, enabling Android users to edit out unwanted objects from images, move their subject, and even change the sky from a cloudy background to a sunset scene.