"That is also a reason why we published our results.I think it is important that the people get to know the possibilities of manipulation techniques."The work has been submitted to the annual SIGGRAPH conference taking place in August.The team, made up of scientists in Germany, France, the UK and the US, used AI to transfer the head poses, facial expressions, eye motions and blinks of a person in one video onto another entirely different person in a separate video.The researchers say it's the first time a method has transferred these types of movements between videos and the result is a series of clips that look incredibly realistic.The idea that facial hair could play a role in regulating body temperature or shielding bodies from the sun’s radiation has been kicking around for decades—support for the theory comes from dermatologists Valerie Randall and Ebling, who showed that the rate of growth of body hair changes from season to season: Men’s beards grow 50 to 60 percent faster in the summer months than in the winter. For a 2012 study written up in the journal , Australian ecologist Barnaby Dixson and Canadian psychologist Paul Vasey recruited men of European or Samoan descent with full beards.Their mean age was 23, and they agreed to shave halfway through the experiment.
They then had 60 women rate them on various attributes—and found that the men with full beards scored highest for perceptions of aggressiveness as well as masculinity.
These advantages offset the energetic costs and higher disease risk of building a bigger body. Like many other traits, from height to interest in the affairs of the sisters Kardashian, facial features differ between women and men, on average, but there is much overlap between the sexes.
Using just the distances between ‘landmark’ features, the differences between masculine and feminine faces come down to complex multivariate vectors, but features like brow prominence, chin size and lip thickness play a big part.
At the urging of his mother and also the president, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has shaved the much-GIF’d beard he sprouted last month.
Carney may have given in to the razor, but more and more public figures seem to be forgoing it: Secretary of State John Kerry, Obama speech writer Cody Keenan and—breaking news alert—Facial hair can radically alter the way a man looks, whether it’s a little stubble or a full-on beard.