(You can read Lomas' story here and see the not-so-similar-looking performers that were matched with her photograph.) This is most likely to be a reflection of the limited pool of webcam models using Mega Cams.At the time of writing we weren't able to test the tool for ourselves as there's currently a waitlist of nearly 10,000 photographs to be processed.Speaking to The Verge, Mega Cams denied that the tool was creepy or harmful.
"If they don't use this tool they click and click forever until they find the doppelgänger in porn.
We just give them the tools right now to make that search easier." Eddy L added that there are already communities on sites like Reddit that are dedicated to finding lookalike porn stars and webcam performers based on users' photographs.
But even if Mega Cams' tool is inaccurate, the increasing capacity of computers to process human likenesses as digital information is only going such instances more common.
For example, there are people who use 3D data from video games to create animated porn, and there are tools that convert photographs of people into 3D models.
Combine the two together and you can infer that it's theoretically easy to turn creepshots of strangers into pornographic models.
In fact, human nature being what it is, it's probably already happened.Like Eddy L, you can argue that there is conceptually no difference between this sort of behavior and simply fantasizing about strangers (or acquaintances) in your head.However, you can argue that moving from imagination to images on screens does represent a qualitative difference.An adult webcam site claims to be the first ever to use facial recognition technology to help users find "sex doppelgängers" of people they know.Individuals can upload photographs of anyone's face — it could be a stranger, a celebrity, or an acquaintance — and Mega will use facial recognition tech to find an adult performer who looks similar."This way it feels like you are having live sex with the person in your picture," promises the Belgian company behind the site.