Google has announced 3 new AI-powered photography apps for selfie-loving generations. These include Storyboard, Selfissimo, and Scrubbies. This is the first installment in a series of photography apps. Read more to find about New Google AI-powered Photography Apps
The new apps were announced via a post on Google’s Research Blog. All three apps rely on object recognition, person segmentation, stylization algorithms, efficient image encoding and decoding technologies.
This app automatically clicks a stylish black and white selfie each time you change the pose. Google calls it an ‘automated selfie photographer’. All you have to do to start a photoshoot is a tap on the screen. You can move around while trying new poses. The app captures a photo whenever you stop moving.
The new app allows you to capture a sequence of images (someone jumping, running, etc) and then turn those photos into a comic strip.
The video app allows you to change the video playback speed and create loops.
The Selfissimo app is available for both Android and iOS devices. While the Storyboard app is only available for Android phones, the Scrubbies app is only for the iPhones.
AI-driven photography seems to be the new focus area for Google. The search engine giant has introduced computational photography in Android devices. Recently launched Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL smartphones use AI and machine learning. The portrait mode on the new handsets even identifies the outlines of people and then blurs the background.
Google claims that the new AI-powered apps use experimental technology to offer better mobile photography experiences. However, these apps offer limited functionality. Additionally, the AI-powered apps will use a lot of processing power. It remains to be seen how the three apps are received by users. These might be included in as a permanent part of Android camera app later.