A new inference technique based on deep learning neural networks leverages differences in light and shadow to create highly-detailed 3D renderings from 2D photos. In addition to making facial mapping less demanding and costly, this technology has immediate applications in VR, AR and even law enforcement. Central to the JFK Assassination was the infamous Backyard Photo of Lee Harvey Oswald holding a Marxist newspaper and the same rifle model purportedly used to shoot the president.
Oswald himself protested that the photo was a fake concocted to frame him. However, science recently debunked this theory using 3D imaging.
Now, using a data-driven inference method based on deep learning neural networks, science can go a step further and actually create 3D renderings of faces from a single (and even blurry) 2D image.