AI to re-colorize old photos and videos

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Some very promising projects that are re-colorizing old photos and videos.

A project called De Oldify has shared some very impressive results.

DeOldify is a state of the art way to colorize black & white images. You can try it right now by visiting the free Google Colab notebook for photos or video. The notebooks are open source, and available to all.

https://deoldify.ai/#about

And another project at Neural Love has some impressive videos.

https://neural.love

We do video upscalingOur machine-learning masterpiece is built on top of an ensemble of neural networks that can upscale, add FPS, colorize, remove noise and much more

https://neural.love

Wall Street Journal offers an AI tool to create iconic hand-drawn portrait

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The Wall Street Journal is famous for these beautiful hand drawn portraits. They just released an AI tool for their members to convert their headshot into these iconic portraits. They don’t look as good as the hand drawn ones but good enough for how it works.

Here’s what mine looks like. What do you think? You can get your own at https://aiportrait.wsj.com (subscribers only).

Training Neural Networks to Design TypeFaces

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Design Typefaces using Neural Networks
The next 10yrs are going to disrupt a lot more things than anyone can imagine. Design already needs to use AI to keep up with the exploding contexts and use cases they find themselves designing for. This is an example of how previously career jobs are getting replaced with neural networks that can learn all the knowledge and implement newer solutions. Read on to learn more about this experiment.

Design is being disrupted by AI

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‘Infrastructure’ is something whose value becomes apparent only when it breaks down. The developed world only notices electricity, water, Internet when the supply/service is disrupted.
30yrs ago, very few people used computers or the Internet. Today, almost all work is influenced/ affected by digital manipulation of data. It’s infrastructural. Humans add most value doing tasks that technology hasn’t quite figured out yet.
Over the next 10 years, almost everyone’s work will begin to be impacted/influenced by Artificial Intelligence. As jobs get smartened, automated, and scaled, human tasks will continue to shift more into newer, higher abstractions that were practically unreachable in the past.This is an example of how User Interface and Interaction design has moved from tangible interfaces (e.g. physical buttons), to mutable digital interfaces and gestures (displays and touch screens) and now to a deeply integrated partnership with Artificial Intelligence. Designers have to be skilled in understanding contexts and distilling down use cases. But now, Artificial Intelligence is beginning to be the only scalable way to keep up with and design for abundantly complicated contexts of rapidly evolving technology and increasing levels of customization. Traditional UI design is already getting outdated.