Created by gaming company Epic Games, MetaHuman Creator has an interface that allows users to select from a variety of preset faces.
Users can then customise everything from lip protrusion to eye distance, skin complexion and teeth, creating humans with lifelike wrinkles, broken capillaries and individual bristles of stubble.
Readers aren't convinced, with one saying, "this makes me feel deeply uncomfortable."
Other stories in this week's newsletter include a brick restaurant in China, McDonald's new packaging and UNStudio's plans for the Van B building in Munich, which will have plug-in furniture modules so that its apartments can be reconfigured.
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