Digital Puppets Mimic Celebrities With Chilling Accuracy

No job, it seems, is safe from the machines, and that includes actors.

Computer researchers from the University of Washington combed the Internet to gather vast photo collections of celebrities’ faces and built 3-D, digital imitations of their likenesses. The resulting digital puppets not only looked the part, they also conveyed the facial expressions and mannerisms of their real-world counterparts with chilling accuracy.

And in this strange new world the team created, former presi

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