TikTok Begins Testing Its New Generative AI Avatar Creator

Popular social media giant TikTok is on a mission to incorporate its range of generative AI tools.

The news comes as the company experiments with its new and innovative profile image generator which can be better understood through a series of examples put out by the firm today.

Shared by leading social media researcher Matt Navarra, TikTok wants to pave the way for a new process that would allow users to produce their own AI profile pictures in-stream.

The generative avatar process needs users to put out between 3 to 10 images of themselves whereas TikTok’s system may produce a long range of variations as well as styles for this particular avatar picture.

Such processes enable users to walk through the entire mechanism linked to putting out selfie pictures and notes related to how TikTok plans to use and remove images that users send to the app.

One point worth a mention that we found to be very interesting is how there was a specific reference made to ‘Plus’ that Navarra noted as a part of the subscription offering by TikTok. It’s similar to SnapChat+.

Moreover, it’s not clear right now where the platform is headed with this new and exciting venture but this just might give rise to new revenue pathways for the app. But that’s if it ends up getting its priorities straight like Snapchat and gives rise to tools that may be helpful to users who pay, and don’t mind doing so.

In such cases, so many of the app’s users are paying for AI tools that are similar to this. These entail a number of apps that arose in the past few months and ended up providing customized profile pictures such as these. For now, that might seem like the easier market sector for the company to make its mark in. Similarly, it could kickstart its own AI ambitions and another process across the platform.

Thanks to the popularity provided by the world of Generative AI at this moment in time, all apps are searching for ways of adding AI technology to their platforms. As it is, companies like LinkedIn and Snapchat are adding assistive parts that are designed based on OpenAI tools.

Similarly, we saw Meta report how much potential it had with its generative AI tools while Twitter paved the way to making its own system that was very similar in design and function to ChatGPT.

As it is, TikTok is adding its own elements of generative AI to its Effects House tools while its parent firm trials with text to video translation through a project called MagicVideo.

Provided the work underway at the firm, it’s not a huge surprise to witness TikTok combining differnet generative AI features into the app. But it’s going to be very interesting to see whether or not it becomes a part of the bigger subscription offer. And if that is the case, which other tools from the AI world would it be able to put out through such endeavors.

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