Facebook's new AI text tool is incredible (and slightly creepy)

We've seen all sorts of impressive (read: terrifying) deepfakes over the last few months, mostly involving actors' heads being replaced through the power of AI. But this latest piece of AI involves something else entirely: typography. 

Facebook's new TextStyleBrush tool is an AI research project that can copy the style of text in a photo, based on just a single word. It means everything from handwriting to unusual fonts can be recreated with eerily impressive accuracy. (Check out our best free fonts if you're looking for typographical inspiration.) 

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.