Actress So Yoo-jin Reveals Husband Baek Jong-won’s AI Earphone Profile
By Park Ro-myeong, Herald Economy Journalist
Celebrities these days, including company executives, entertainers, and comedians, are engaging in a trend of posting endorsement photos. One such trend is the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to recreate a ‘Yearbook’ style photo, reminiscent of American graduation albums from the 1990s. This trend has gained popularity for its ability to capture the youthful essence of teenagers.
On the 26th, actress So Yoo-jin took to her Instagram to share an AI profile picture of her husband, Baek Jong-won. In the photo, they appear in trendy ‘denim’ fashion commonly worn in the past, as well as sporting wide hip-hop style pants with a beanie. So Yoo-jin playfully asked her followers, “Do we make a good couple?”
Comedian Yoo Byung-jae also joined in on this trend, sharing ten graduation photos on his Instagram account on the same day. The caption accompanying the post read, “You all have worked hard over the past three years, and we’ll see you again with smiles.” Two of the pictures were genuine graduation photos, while the remaining eight were created using AI.
The following day, on the 27th, SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-win uploaded 20 AI profile photos on his Instagram under the title ‘Holiday Posting’. Chey described the photos as an AI-generated student album from the 90s, humorously referencing the ongoing pandemic. He further expressed reminiscence saying, “Perhaps due to being in my thirties during that era, I seem to have missed out on a lot.” Lastly, he extended warm greetings for the Chuseok holiday.
The AI profile service utilized by these celebrities is called ‘AI Earbook’, recently introduced by EPIK Applications. By uploading 8 to 12 personal photos, users can have 60 American graduation-style photos from the 1990s created. The service offers a price of 8,800 won if the photos are generated within 2 hours, and 5,500 won if it takes up to 24 hours.
According to Sensor Tower, a mobile data analysis company, App Snow generated sales of $20 million (approximately 27 billion won) through the Apple App Store and Google Play Store in July. The majority of these sales, around 90%, were recorded between January and July this year, largely due to the overwhelming popularity of the AI profile service launched in May. Within the first month of its release, the service recorded over 1.5 million users.
Snow’s success has also translated into positive results for its parent company, Naver. During a conference call announcing Naver’s second-quarter performance last month, Naver’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Kim Nam-seon revealed that Snow’s sales contributed to new revenue streams, thanks to the success of the AI profile product within the Snow Camera. Furthermore, he stated that sales increased by 30% compared to the same period last year.
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Actress So Yoo-jin reveals husband Baek Jong-won’s AI earphone profile [소유진 인스타그램 캡처]
[헤럴드경제=박로명 기자] Recently, celebrities such as company presidents, entertainers, and comedians compete to post endorsement photos. This artificial intelligence (AI) photo is based on the concept of ‘Yearbook’, an American graduation album from the 1990s, and is becoming very popular by capturing the youthful sensibility of teenagers.
On the 26th, actress So Yoo-jin posted an AI profile picture of her husband Baek Jong-won on her Instagram. They look fresh wearing the ‘denim’ fashion that was popular in the past, or wearing wide hip-hop style pants with a beanie. He drew attention by asking, “Do we get along well?”
AI headset profile released by comedian Yoo Byung-jae [유병재 인스타그램 캡처]
On the same day, comedian Yoo Byung-jae also posted 10 graduation photos on his Instagram account with the caption, “Guys, you worked hard for the past three years and we will see you later with smile.” Of these, two were actual graduation photographs, and the remaining eight were headset profile photographs created using AI.
On the 27th, SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-win posted 20 AI profile photos on his Instagram along with a post titled ‘Holiday Posting’. He said, “It’s an AI-produced student album from the 90s called pandemic,” and added, “Maybe it’s because I’m already in my 30s in the 90s, so I’ve missed a lot of it,” and gave a cheerful Chuseok greeting.
The AI profile service they used is the ‘AI Earbook’ product recently released by EPIK Applications. If you upload 8 to 12 photos of yourself, 60 1990s American graduation photos will be created. The price is 8,800 earned if created within 2 hours and 5,500 if created within 24 hours.
AI Headphone Profile released by SK Group Chairman Choi Tae-win [최태원 인스타그램 캡처]
According to Sensor Tower, a mobile data analysis company, in July, sales of App Snow from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store totaled $20 million (about 27 billion won). Around 90% of cumulative sales occurred between January and July this year, largely due to the explosive popularity of the AI profile service launched last May. This service had more than 1.5 million uses within a month of its launch.
Snow also contributed to the performance of its parent company, Naver. In a conference call announcing Naver’s second quarter performance last month, Naver Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Kim Nam-seon said, “Snow sales generated new sales thanks to the success of the AI profile product within the Snow Camera,” adding, ” Sales increased by 30% compared to the same period last year. “It has been declared.
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