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How Machine Learning Will Help You Clean Up A Photo Without Accidentally Decapitating Your Aunt

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–voilĂ !–the image is fixed.

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