MakeMeBabies.com Gets Publicity
MakeMeBabies.com, an innovative entertainment project of Luxand, Inc. in cooperation with Goldfinger Applications, gets featured on Globo, a Brazilian TV channel. Universal Pictures uses technologies that empower the project for the making of The Incredible Hulk promotional Web site, hulkerizer.com. MakeMeBabies.com gets overwhelming publicity, receiving 300,000 unique visitors in just one day.
MakeMeBabies.com is a brand-new entertainment service offered by Luxand at no charge to the end-users. Using sophisticated facial recognition and analysis technologies, MakeMeBabies.com creates simulated pictures of babies' faces from a pair of facial photos. The new technology provides high entertainment value by making it possible to peek into the future and see the possibilities. MakeMeBabies.com allows using any pair of pictures to generate a baby’s face, with celebrity photos being a popular option.
The technology that empowers the new service is in its second generation, providing the same high-quality pictures of babies no matter the quality or resolution of the original parents' photos. The second-generation technology does not simply morph one photograph into another. Instead, it recognizes characteristic features of the two faces, and re-creates a picture of a baby by applying mathematical transformations to the features detected. This allows the creation of a quality color picture of a baby even if one or both pictures of the parents are black-and-white, low-resolution, or severely compressed.
Incorporated in 2005, Luxand is a privately held hi-tech company that offers a broad range of consumer and industrial solutions facilitating facial feature recognition and morphing. Serving both the general public and the online entertainment industry, the company makes its technologies widely available. Its facial recognition and morphing technologies are used in a number of online entertainment portals, chat rooms, and movie Web sites around the world.