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AI ‘Deep Nostalgia’ Images Have Deep Limitations

News outlets and social media accounts have been overrun with old photos that have been animated with MyHeritage’s “Deep Nostalgia” feature, an AI-based deep learning algorithm licensed from Israeli-based D-ID.

Canon’s New App Culls Photos with Artificial Intelligence

Canon has announced the Photo Culling app, the company's new software for iOS that is built on a newly-announced proprietary artificial intelligence. Canon advertises its new app as a "digital photo assistant" to help select your best images based on four key parameters.

This AI Generates Photos Using Only Text Captions as a Guide

Researchers at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) have created a machine learning algorithm that can produce images using only text captions as its guide. The results are somewhat terrifying... but if you can look past the nightmare fuel, this creation represents an important step forward in the study of AI and imaging.

This AI Automatically Removes Harsh Shadows from Your Portraits

A team of computer scientists from Google, MIT, and the University of California, Berkeley have created an impressive AI-powered "shadow removal" tool that can realistically remove harsh shadows from portraits, while leaving natural shadows intact. The results are impressive.

This AI Creates Detailed 3D Renderings from Thousands of Tourist Photos

A team of researchers at Google have come up with a technique that can combine thousands of tourist photos into detailed 3D renderings that take you inside a scene... even if the original photos used vary wildly in terms of lighting or include other problematic elements like people or cars.

Using AI to Colorize and Upscale a 109-Year-Old Video of New York City to 4K and 60fps

After the success of his last attempt at using AI to upscale a classic short film to 4K and 60fps, YouTuber Denis Shiryaev decided to take this experiment one step further. He took this well-known film of New York City in 1911, and used publicly available neural networks to upscale it to 4K, increase the frame rate to 60fps, and colorize the video.

Pixelmator’s New ML Super Resolution Feature is a Real Life ‘Enhance!’ Tool

Pixelmator Pro just released a new tool called "ML Super Resolution": a machine-learning-powered feature that "makes it possible to increase the resolution of images while keeping them stunningly sharp and detailed." In other words, the real-world equivalent of all those movies where someone yells "Enhance!" at their computer screen.

Researchers Developed an AI that Can ‘Relight’ Portraits After the Fact

A group of researchers and engineers from UC San Diego and Google have trained a neural network to "relight" portraits after the fact "according to any provided environment map." In other words: their system can take any photo and adjust the lighting at will—including the direction, temperature, and quality of the light.

Apple Acquires AI Tech That Can See a Photo’s Aethetics

Apple has quietly acquired a new French technology startup, Regaind, which specializes in AI and computer vision for analyzing photos. Apple's Photos app is already able to search through images using keywords like "dog" or "tree" and pull out the relevant images, but this acquisition may indicate further AI developments for the app.