Remember that Google wanted you to help train its photo algorithm for free? Well, now you can actually do it for cash. Google has launched an app called Task Mate, and it allows you to get paid for doing simple tasks such as taking photos, recording voice clips, and more.
If you’ve ever wanted to work for Google, now’s your chance. Well, sort of. Google Photos is now expanding its survey that helps the algorithm recognize what’s in the photos. In other words, you’ll be able to label your images from scratch and tag them in order to train Google’s algorithm further.
Artificial intelligence keeps getting better. A group of scientists from China has developed an algorithm that can turn sketches into realistic portraits. It even works with pretty rough sketches, and the end results look very close to real photos of people.
We’ve already seen some AI software that can upsample low-res images. You know, CSI-style. Face Depixelizer is another AI-powered software, particularly focused on faces. It can take a pixelated, low-res photo and turn it into a realistic portrait. While the results are pretty impressive – the app doesn’t come without its quirks.
Instagram has introduced a new feature that could give us a glimpse of why we see some accounts in our feed more and some less often. Introduced on Thursday, the feature lets you see which accounts are shown in your Feed the most, and with which accounts you’ve had the least interaction.
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 it would if we were to 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.
A group of MIT researchers has come up with a way to recover lost details from your blurry images and even videos. They have developed an algorithm that recognizes and automatically recovers blurred parts in your videos and stills.
Many of those of us on Instagram are always trying to beat the dreaded algorithm. Introduced in 2016, it did away with the chronological feed and a lot of accounts seemed to suffer as a consequence – and I don’t mean the crazy huge spam “influencer” accounts, I mean regular accounts. Small businesses, like photographers, retouchers and other creatives.
A recent tip spotted on Twitter by Creative Bloq, though, suggests that there might be a simple way to get ahead. Whether it actually works or not, I don’t know, I haven’t tried it, but without any of us having any actual insight into what Instagram’s algorithm really favours, it’s worth a go.
NVIDIA’s researchers came up with an impressive algorithm that’s able to generate realistic faces. Some of them are so realistic that you may have a hard time figuring out that they were computer-generated. If you’re up for a challenge, there’s now a website where you can test how many fake faces you can distinguish from real ones. It can get more difficult than you may think.