14 April, 2017
How Machine Learning Will Help You Clean Up A Photo Without Accidentally Decapitating Your Aunt
Every year, my extended family gets together for a picnic at which we always take a group picture. And every year, the shot is ruined by something in the background: a street lamp sticking out of my aunt’s head, strangers caught in the flash, cars intruding into peaceful outdoor settings.
But with a few clicks in Photoshop, I can easily remove that street lamp without decapitating my aunt. Algorithms analyze the photo, determine how it would look if some object weren’t there, and then–voilà!–the image is fixed.