- Users will be able to upload up to 10 photos and choose between 5 artistic styles to generate up to 30 avatars
- The function will be limited to once a day to avoid server overload
According to a Twitter thread by social media expert Matt Navarra, TikTok is working on a new feature called AI Avatars, which will allow users to create stylized avatars in minutes with up to 30 avatars generated from three to 10 user-uploaded photos.
Avatars will be generated in just a few minutes, and users will be able to choose from five art styles for their avatars. Users will also be able to download one or more of the generated images to use as a profile picture or in their stories.
Limited function to avoid server overload
TikTok will only allow users to use the AI Avatars feature once a day to avoid overloading the servers.
Although the available styles are more limited than what can be found in other AI applications, such as Lensa, the results obtained are quite good, so this feature is expected to become very popular.
Controversies surrounding AI-generated images
Although AI-generated images may seem like harmless fun, they are not without controversy. Artists working with similar apps, such as Lensa and Midjourney, have complained that the AI has plagiarized their work on some occasions.
Also, earlier this year, Getty launched a lawsuit against Stable Diffusion for allegedly using its data to generate art.
Although creating avatars may seem like a fun and harmless feature, one should consider the use made of user-uploaded images.
These AI features may use the uploaded images for other purposes, such as creating user profiles and collecting information for targeted advertising. Also, as seen in the past, there is a risk of images being used for plagiarism and art generation without the consent of the author.
Companies offering these AI features will need to have adequate security measures and clear privacy policies in place to protect users’ personal information.