#NoFilter Series: From Puppy Face Filters to Algorithmic Assessments of Attractiveness — How AI and AR are changing our perceptions of beauty

Roxi Nicolussi
5 min readMay 12, 2021

When I tried Snapchat’s puppy face filter back in 2015, I never thought the same technology would be considered the norm six years later. As Augmented Reality advanced further, more filters were developed, with beauty filters gaining the most popularity. These so-called beauty filters have slowly been distorting our perception of beauty and expectations of humans.

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Roxi Nicolussi

futurist, strategist and change coach — writes about life, tech, design, travel, boldness www.bigpictureroxi.com