Miaoya and 45ai: China's Hottest AI Photo Apps Overload Servers Due to Massive Demand
Chinese consumers are going crazy over Miaoya and 45ai, two new AI photo apps that can transform your selfies into polished portraits for less than $2.
The apps have proven so popular that high demand is crashing servers, with some users facing 24+ hour waits for results.
The apps allow uploading a headshot and additional photos. AI then creates a set of stylised portraits in different looks, including ID and professional styles.
Since launching in mid-July, Miaoya has seen massive popularity. Some hope its success signals future profits from AI in China thanks to the huge market.
This year, AI became a top trend in China following ChatGPT mania. Chinese tech giants like Alibaba and Baidu have jumped in, believing AI will upgrade services.
Experts say Miaoya is the first big consumer AI app in China post-ChatGPT. The tech also has a social element, with users likely sharing results on WeChat and Xiaohongshu. While hype is high, some question if popularity will lead to profits or fade as a fad. Consumers have complained about long waits, unrealistic results and privacy concerns.
It remains to be seen if AI photo apps are a passing craze or the next big thing. For now, crashing servers signal massive curiosity in China’sexploration of AI’s potential.
Miaoya and 45ai, two new Chinese AI photo apps, are massively popular - so much so that high demand is overloading servers.
The apps transform selfies into polished, stylised portraits for under $2. Users are sharing results on social media.
It's unclear if the apps' current hype will lead to profits or fade quickly as a fad. Consumers have complained about long waits, unrealistic results and privacy concerns.