Photo Wake-up AI turns still photos of humans into living beings

A new algorithm, developed by University of Washington and Facebook, can “wake up” people in still photos. [Read More]

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Once the map is done, the software uses it to construct the three-dimensional mesh of the character, estimating the weight of their body so it can later apply realistic motion.
Finally, it takes the original image and uses it to build a texture around the 3D body.
The final step is to reconstruct the background that is occluded by the person’s form so they don’t leave a white hole behind.
You can see it in action here:In a press release, Kemelmacher-Shlizerman says that this partially solves one of the fundamental problems with computer vision, which researchers previously considered impossible to resolve.
“The big challenge here is that the input is only from a single camera position, so part of the person is invisible,” she explains.

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That’s one small step for the character in the painting, one giant leap for #AI and #AR technology. #Trend

Source: Fast Company