machinelearning

Making Visual Search Smarter: How AI Understands Creative Intent

Most visual creations start with a search—for images, colors, fonts, and inspiration -- but search has always felt disconnected from the creative process. It can be tedious and time-consuming to translate brilliant, imaginative ideas into words.

This AI Camera Yells Compliments at Dogs

Looking at photos of dogs and cats can apparently make you feel happier, and self-proclaimed "depressed millennial" Ryder of the YouTube Channel Ryder Calm Down decided photos weren't good enough and developed a camera that recognizes dogs and alerts him so he can spot them out the window.

AI and the Battle for the Future of Photo Editing

For photographers, AI photo editing is no longer a fringe topic for ML researchers or a gimmick employed by smartphone apps. With the impending release of Skylum's Luminar AI and Adobe calling the latest build of Photoshop "the world’s most advanced AI application for creatives," it's time for the community to reckon with an important question: What does this mean for photography, photo editing, and creativity at large?

How to Get Professional Results with Photoshop’s AI Sky Replacement Tool

One of the major updates to the latest version of Photoshop is the addition of Sky Replacement: a tool that has the potential to save you a ton of time when editing your landscape images. But as Aaron Nace explains in this video, this AI-powered tool requires a bit of thought if you want to get professional results.

New Video Shows Off the Powerful Landscape Editing Tools in Luminar AI

In their latest demo of the upcoming Luminar AI photo editor, Skylum takes aim at landscape photographers and shows them just how powerful Luminar's machine learning-based tools really are. From Enhance AI for relighting and color grading, to Atmosphere AI for adding fog and other effects, there are some impressive automatic editing tools coming to your laptop very soon...

Microsoft’s New Image Captioning AI is More Accurate than Humans

AI researchers at Microsoft reached a major milestone this week: they managed to create a new "artificial intelligence system" that is, in many cases, actually better than a human at describing the contents of a photo. This could be a huge boon for blind and sight-impaired individuals who rely on screen readers and "alt text" when viewing images online.

Google Photos Gets AI ‘Portrait Light’ Tool and One-Tap Edits

Google has unveiled a major update for the Google Photos app. The update adds two new AI-powered photo editing tools: a one-tap editing feature that tailors suggestions to your specific photo, and an intelligent 'Portrait Light' feature that lets you alter lighting post-capture.

Skylum Unveils ‘Adaptive Templates’ Coming to Luminar AI

As Skylum continues to prep for the full launch of its AI-based photo editor, Luminar AI, the company has reveled more details about how it will work. Namely: Skylum is showing off something called 'Adaptive Templates,' which are essentially next-level presets with some machine learning smarts.

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.

ON1 Unveils ON1 Photo RAW 2021 and Launches All-New ON1 Portrait AI

Portland-based software company ON1 made three announcements yesterday. It launched a new application called ON1 Portrait AI, pushed a major update to ON1 Photo RAW Mobile for iOS and Android, and unveiled the latest version of the ON1 Photo RAW desktop editor, which will officially launch in October.

This AI Can Transform Regular Footage Into Slow Motion with No Artifacts

Earlier this year, researchers from two universities and Google published a new AI-powered technique they developed called "Depth-Aware Video Frame Interpolation" or DAIN, and it's simply mind-blowing. The tech can interpolate a 30fps video all the way to 120fps or even 480fps with almost no visible artifacts.

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 Guy Figured Out How to ‘Cut and Paste’ the Real World Into Photoshop

Artist, designer and programmer Cyril Diagne recently created a bit of tech that looks more like science fiction that science fact. Using a combination of augmented reality and machine learning tech, he's figured out a way to "copy and paste" objects from the real world into Photoshop, using just a smartphone.

iPhone SE: Seeing Depth with a Single Eye

After four years, we have a new budget-conscious iPhone. Like previous SE, it reaches that price point by sticking to components from previous generations. iFixit found the the camera sensor interchangeable with that of an iPhone 8.

Facebook Now Lets You Turn Any 2D Photo into a 3D Image Using AI

Facebook just expanded 3D photo posting to phones that don't actually capture depth data. Using the magic of machine learning (i.e. artificial intelligence), Facebook taught a neural network how to "infer 3D structures from 2D photos," even if those photos were taken with a single lens camera.

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.

This App Uses AI to ‘Paint’ New Things Into Your Photos

There's amazing work being done in the area of using neural networks to edit or create photos. If you'd like to experience some cutting-edge technology for yourself, check out GANPaint Studio. It's a free online demo that shows how photo editing tools of the future could work.