AI-powered photo editing app added Ryan Gosling’s face to image
- Gigapixel AI, an artificial intelligence-powered photo editing application, interpreted a blurry spot in an image as Ryan Gosling and added the actor’s face.
- A photographer was using the software to enlarge an image when he noticed the actor’s face, according to PetaPixel.
- AI allows for machines to learn and carry out human-like tasks, and the advanced tech has been applied to a variety of fields, but it still has its downfalls.
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While processing an image, a piece of artificial intelligence software thought it spotted Ryan Gosling in a blurry part of the photo — so it added the actor’s face in.
The software, Gigapixel AI by Topaz Labs, allows users to enlarge photos while maintaining picture clarity. As PetaPixel reports, a photographer and retoucher named Jomppe Vaarakallio was using it when he noticed the software turned a fuzzy patch in the image into a somewhat distorted face of the actor.
You can see the before and after below:
—PetaPixel (@petapixel) August 17, 2020
Varrakallio told the blog that Gosling’s face disappeared when he turned off Gigapixel AI’s “detect faces” feature.
AI technology has allowed machines to learn from data and then carry out human-like tasks. It has been applied across various fields, including the medical arena, but the tech still has too many pitfalls for it to be applied for mass use — like, for example, thinking the face of an actor is hiding in an image when it’s not.