Oceanographer and engineer Derya Akkaynak from MIT has developed an algorithm that “removes water” from underwater images. As a result, it makes the underwater world look exactly as if we would see it on dry land. And it’s not only useful for scientists. For us “common folks,” it’s amazing to see the underwater world in a completely new context.
Of course, I’m kidding, how can anybody get sick of dog pictures on Facebook?
Nvidia’s research teams have been doing some pretty crazy stuff with AI the last few years. This latest one is pretty funny from an amusement level standpoint but quite groundbreaking from a technical one. Nvidia’s GANimal AI lets you remap your pet’s “expression” onto other animals.
In some situations, Photoshop’s Magic Wand tool can save you a whole lot of time when making selections. This group of tools is getting an upgrade, and a very powerful one: meet Object Selection tool. It’s a powerful AI-powered solution that helps you make even complicated selections by a simple click-and-drag. In the video below, Meredith Payne Stotzner of Adobe will show you how it works, and I must say it looks pretty impressive.
Photoshop’s Content-Aware Fill is soon to get an upgrade, and Adobe has just launched a video to show off the latest improvements. The Content-Aware Fill is getting more intelligent and more powerful than before, allowing you to be not only more precise, but also much faster while cloning out unwanted elements.
ImageNet, one of the largest publicly accessible online databases of photos, is removing 600,000 images from its system. In other words, that’s as many as half of the 1.5 million images in its “person” categories. The decision came after an art project ImageNetRoulette revealed racist and gender bias that underlines ImageNet’s artificial intelligence.
We’ve already seen that AI-generated faces can look so realistic that it’s sometimes difficult to distinguish them from real ones. And if you want to put a fake headshot to use, Generated Photos lets you choose from 100,000 AI-generated faces. They’re all free for download and you can use them whichever way you want. What’s more, many of them look so good that it’s hard to tell them apart from photos licensed by stock photo companies.
If you have ever uploaded a photo to Facebook, you know that its image recognition tech automatically suggests tags of people. This feature was set to default, but Facebook announced yesterday that it will no longer offer tag suggestions when you upload a photo. In other words, its facial recognition will no longer be set to default.
Sky replacements are fairly common in photography these days. Not everybody is shooting a camera with a wide enough dynamic range to always capture a well-exposed subject without a blown out sky. Or, perhaps the sky on the day you were shooting is just a bit boring. Typically, we take to Photoshop to do the sky replacement and blend it in with our foreground scene.
Luminar 4, though, is coming with a new AI Sky Replacement feature, first mentioned last month. Now, Skylum has released a video showing the sky replacement feature in action in the latest beta edition of Luminar 4.