You’ve already seen how AI can be used to generate eerily realistic images of human faces, food, and even Airbnb homestays.

Kyoto-based firm DataGrid is taking things a step further to creep you out with complete human bodies conjured afresh from images it’s gleaned.

That’s right – according to the company, the models you’re looking at in the image above and the video clip below aren’t real people.

Each image has been dreamed up by DataGrid’s neural network from scratch.

DataGrid presented this demo without many details, but noted that its tech could find use in creating virtual models for advertising and displaying apparel.

If it’s widely adopted, it could reduce the need for brands and online stores to invest in photo shoots to showcase their products.

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