Virtual Avatars Taking Over Instagram!


Meet Miquela Sousa, a 19 years old girl from LA. During the night she’s just an ordinary LA musician, releasing new songs, and trying to get noticed, but during the day she’s using her Instagram powers to show off some of the most stylish clothes from world-famous brands like Chanel, Prada, Vetements, and many others. Nothing too crazy so far, right? Thousands of Instagram influencers are doing these paid promos to earn money, so how is Miquela any different?



Well, for starters, she is… not actually real. I mean, clearly the body and clothes are all 100% real, but the face is just a piece of code, a virtual avatar. A very well made virtual avatar, I should say. First time I saw one of her pics, I thought it was from a game or something, but then the environment and the clothes hit me. Needless to say I was confused when I found out the truth.





So far it’s not clear who created her, and if it’s even a human creation at all. Considering the recent boom in the AI development and the modern miracles that are neural networks, I’d say it’s more than possible that Miquela Sousa is nothing but an ingenious AI construct. By the way, this is totally how SKYNET would operate if it were real… just saying.





So regardless of whoever or whatever is behind Miquela, it’s still very cool to see such unusual Instagram content. But I, for one, welcome our robot overlords! Don’t forget to take a closer look at her (its?) marvelous Instagram page here!