Although you might not be aware of it, Artificial Intelligence plays an important role in our daily lives. Artificial Intelligence allows us to do more, faster, and better than ever before and saves time. Smartphones are equipped with AI cameras. The quality of photos is higher than ever. Software and apps are automatically updated so that we can spend more time on creativity and craftsmanship.
All photographers must ask: Will AI help change your profession? This question can be answered simply by “yes”, but how much is AI changing photography?
This article will discuss three aspects of AI changing photography today and provide examples of technology that can be both scary and exciting for the future.
AI is changing the core concept of photography.
The idea of photography was born in 19th-century photography experiments. Its purpose is to share what our eyes see. Photography is a craft and an art that records the light to create lasting images. It required special technical skills. It is possible to argue that photography has been successful up until now.
As technology advances, so does the question of the original idea of light recording and sharing. Microsoft’s Drawing Bot, which creates images from captions, has clarified this. Even more amazing is that you don’t need to include too much detail in your description. A description of a bird should be as simple as “yellow wings, yellow body, and a small beak”. Microsoft also stated that the caption might not contain all the details. This is done to show that the Drawing Bot does not just have artificial intelligence but also artificial imagination.
Google Clips is another cutting-edge technology that views photography completely differently. The Drawing Bot doesn’t require light to create images. Google Clips neglects the role of the photographer.
Google Clips, a small camera, connects to an iPhone or Google Pixel through Bluetooth and WiFi. It uses Google’s people detection algorithm to scan familiar faces and capture authentic moments. You don’t even need to use a smartphone with a timer or put it behind a lens.
Although it doesn’t have a display or a user interface, the photos it takes can be found later on your phone. Google Clips, in short, solves the problem we all face from time to time. However, it also asks if a person needs to be behind the camera to make artistic decisions about composition.
A decade ago, technical skills and a keen eye for photography were essential for professionals and amateurs. Today, even a newborn can take decent photos with a smartphone. You can look at the latest Apple innovations.
The artificial Intel camera on Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro lets you take photos in difficult conditions without spending a lot of time trying to find the right angle. The three iPhone cameras can already take eight photos by the time you press the shutter. The gadget will also compare all the photos and combine them to create the best photo possible. The result might not be that great the next time you get excited about it.
AI is revolutionizing how we store and manage our photos.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is here to simplify our lives. It’s never been easier to store terabytes upon terabytes and quickly find what you want. Apple fans will be familiar with iCloud. The algorithm recognizes faces and places in the images. You might also store your images on Google Photos. The AI features are changing the function and longevity of photography.
Google Cloud Vision API is a shining example. It allows you to securely store and browse millions of photos and extract metadata such as faces, landmarks and handwriting.
This technology is particularly useful for photo editors. Google and The New York Times teamed up to digitize their photo archives of between five and seven million items. They also built an infrastructure that allows immediate access to the desktop archive. This technology allows you to see beyond the immediate events and draw from the past context.
Storytelling is more than just creating visuals that tell a story. It is more than just a way to tell stories. Photos that might have been lost forever in the archives now have a chance to be shared with others.
AI has a significant impact on editing and post-production.
AI is also affecting editing and post-production. Skylum Software CEO Alex Tsepko suggests that artificial intelligence will power photography within five to ten years. Photographers will be able easily to handle technical and procedural tasks. Even with a smartphone, the quality of our photos will be much higher.
This is possible because Apple introduced High-Efficiency Imaging Format (HEIF ) for iOS 11 and later. This format allows for a higher quality image than JPEG but weighs twice as much. This means that you can now store more images on your devices and iCloud photos without compromising quality. You can also make more adjustments to your JPEGs during post-processing.
You don’t need to spend too much time editing or post-production. By simply moving the slider, you can make dozens of complex adjustments with AI technology included in Luminar4. You can adjust the skin’s color and tone and compensate for exposure.
But editing and post-production apps can alter existing realities to a certain extent. GAN (Generative Adversarial Network), an algorithm for machine learning that enhances and generates images, is a prime example. It has published a paper in which Nvidia demonstrates how to create images with unprecedented quality using both the generator and discriminator of GAN.
They made fake celebrity images that looked exactly like the real thing. Nvidia did extensive research to achieve this result. GAN must process large amounts of imagery to generate new images. GAN development can create fake faces in addition to altering emotions, age, facial expressions, and other aspects of a person’s appearance.