a16z Podcast

Beyond Avatars: How AI is Reshaping Online Identity

Steph Smith, Sinéad Bovell, and Danny Postma

Posted April 24, 2023

In a recent episode, we delved into the first wave of technology that was used to create digital influencers like ‘Lil Miquela back in 2016. Fast forward to today, we’re presented with a whole new set of tools that enable almost anyone to build their own digital influencer. In this episode, Sinead Bovell and Danny Postma (creator of Headshot Pro) discuss the transformative impact of artificial intelligence on the world of modeling, online creation, and self-representation. From the rise of AI-generated photos to the democratization of creativity, they discuss the potential of AI in shaping the future of digital expression.