Collectively, we, take a lot of photos. Managing and manipulating these photos takes a lot of work, and most people don’t do it.
At this year’s Google I/O conference, Google launched their new photo service, dubbed the “Gmail of photos“, alluding to the fact that this will “fix” photos much like Gmail helped improve our ability to deal with and manage email. Using simple, natural search, you can find that photos you’re looking for and they’ll automatically organize them for you. It looks amazing, and shows us where technology like computer vision and deep machine learning can take us.
Cornell University recently released DeepStereo that uses similar technology to do something amazing: turn series of photos into a smooth, continuous video:
This system takes multiple photos and uses the information in them to “figure out” what’s in-between. This example uses Google Street view photos as input, and generates videos from that:
With Google Photos, we’re starting to see where deep machine learning will take us – and looking at what’s in the labs right now, we can see how much farther this will go.