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This New AI Algorithm Can Sharpen Image Quality Into Detailed Photos
By Izza Sofia, 06 Nov 2017
It gets extremely aggravating if you want to print a picture you have taken on your phone, only to find that it is grainy or pixelated. No matter how much of a photoshop master you may be, those low-resolution photos are nearly impossible to enhance.
Thankfully, scientists have discovered a new way to create high-resolution versions of low-grade photos using artificial intelligence—and the results are quite impressive.
Developed out of the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Germany, researchers propose a new approach to traditional single-image super-resolution (SISR) technology on the market.
EnhanceNet-PAT is the German researchers new AI-driven alternative. By using machine learning, their software aims for faithful texture synthesis rather than perfection.
“By being capable of detecting and generating patterns in a low resolution image and of applying these patterns in the upsampling process, EnhanceNet-PAT thinks how the bird´s feathers should look like and adds extra pixels to the low-resolution image accordingly,” the Max Planck Institute explained.
“You could say the technology created its own reality. For most viewers, the result is very much like the original photo. The picture of the bird is good to adorn the photo album.”
Take a look at some sample photos below or read up about Let’s Enhance, a free website that uses SISR strategy to enhance images as well.
[via PetaPixel, images via EnhanceNet]
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