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Image manipulation with a mouse click

anyone Who has ever been on the St. mark's square in Venice, knows the Problem. A photo shoot of the sublime beauty of the ensemble from St. mark's Basilica, Campanile and Doge's Palace, without the dozens of strange faces on it – a thing of the impossibility. You're either up early, or take the Subjects as they are. In the future, perhaps artificial intelligence, can provide a remedy.

scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (mit) and the Chinese University of Hong Kong have developed a program, which can be disturbing objects on images is easy to remove. Alternatively, the possibility of a photo to add things, to be "painted" with the mouse. Semantic image processing is called the outcome of the project with the name "GAN Paint", which is located at the mit-IBM's Watson AI Lab.

The result is still very impressive and has yet in the future

In the process is – simply put – first, by means of artificial intelligence, a so-called Generative adverse Rial Network (abbreviated to GAN), an Image of the original photography created, what tools, then, with the various available to work on a user interface can be manipulated. In a Demo Version to give an impression of the semantic image processing, you can attach it to a picture of a Church doors, the domes and the masonry and it is with lawn and trees, embellish. At the end of man has created an artificial intelligence created in the Image of the output photos.

So does "GAN Paint"

For the final result is compared to the manipulated image with the original photo and put together. The result is still very impressive, as the seven participating researchers themselves admit – you are sure, however, that with an improved program (and more computing power), significantly better results can be achieved.

Up to the deceptively real fake, it will take something

For your publication with the working title "Semantic Photo tampering with a Generative Image Prior," was attended by the academics, pictures of kitchens, where they removed, for example, chairs or window added. In other photographs they brought lamps and lights, or hung a picture on the wall, where previously there was none. Classic buildings like the Karlskirche in Vienna, you missed a new dome, Florence's Palazzo Vecchio is a large Portal.

Whether or not "GAN Paint" mass is suitable or not, you must show up. But it offers an interesting approach that demonstrates the opportunities of artificial intelligence in the image editing and manipulation. If the programs are fine and sufficient computer power is available, you could run something Similar as an App on a Smartphone. Such technology can also be abused to lead by means of manipulation of people astray, is of the Hand – up, however, deceptively real-looking fakes with "GAN Paint" can be customized, it may take a while. (

Created: 05.07.2019, 17:51 PM

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