Twitter Bot Gives Celebrity Photos Nightmarish Grins

Or, if they are smiling, removes their smile

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Turn that frown upside down 🙂 Tom White/Smilevector

Today in “terrifying things you can’t look away from” is smilevector, a Twitter bot that uses a neural network to take photos from the internet and add or remove smiles.

Smilevector was created this month by Tom White, a lecturer at the Victoria University of Wellington School of Design in Wellington, New Zealand. The bot is based on generative neural networks, which means it was trained by looking at lots of smiles, and has now learned to add or remove them to other photos. It’s a smile expert. Smile for the smile expert. You must smile. You must obey your smile overlord.

https://twitter.com/smilevector//status/745588391773773824

Smile for smilevector.

https://twitter.com/smilevector//status/745271177526935553

You must smile.

https://twitter.com/smilevector//status/745135324498526209

Do not resist.

https://twitter.com/smilevector//status/744455775947366400

Otherwise,

https://twitter.com/smilevector//status/743776362880610304

Smilevector will make you frown.

https://twitter.com/smilevector//status/744274410215899136