Apple Buys Startup That Puts A.I. to Work for Better Smartphone Photos

  • “Apple acquired a U.K. company, Spectral Edge, that specializes in machine learning-technology that helps improve smartphone photos.
  • Spectral Edge uses a type of A.I. called machine learning to make smartphone pictures crisper, with more accurate colors. Its technology takes an infrared shot and blends it with a standard photo to improve the image.”

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Spectre is a new iOS camera app that uses AI to create stunning long exposures

“But Spectre isn’t just about long shutter speeds: it’s using AI and computational photography to produce enhanced long exposures without the usual distractions. The app can completely remove crowds from a scene, which will come in handy if you’re photographing spots that are popular with tourists. It can even clear streets of cars in some scenarios. Check out the video below. Additionally, the app automatically detects evening scenes to create those desired light trails and can easily apply that motion effect to falling water.”