AI makes it easy to transform selfies
KU Leuven, Belgium
There’s a solution for tourists who are reluctant to hand over their expensive camera phone to a random passer-by to snap a photo. A new computer model promises to make a selfie look like it isn’t one.
The technique borrows from the growing field of artificial intelligence that can modify, or ‘repose’ photos in a realistic way, says Liqian Ma of KU Leuven, Belgium. Reposing uses two or more source images – one in the original position and another in the reposed position – to train its algorithms. But …