With YouTube, you can see what the world is watching — from the hottest music videos to what’s trending in gaming, entertainment, news, and more. You can also subscribe to channels you love, share with friends, and watch on any device.
Interestingly, with the new Google’s artificial intelligence research, YouTube users can now swap different new backgrounds for their selfie videos. This feature is almost like what you get with photos today.
Google researchers are now using AI to let select YouTubers swap out video backgrounds — no greenscreens or 3D cameras required. It runs at 100 frames per second on an iPhone 7. https://t.co/QJeOrTHsXC tip @Techmeme pic.twitter.com/mLn78cLnRg
— Stephen Shankland (@stshank) March 1, 2018
Of course, swapping background scenery is not exactly new technology, but the challenge has been in its complexity and time-consumption.
Many people already know how superheroes are acted in front of green screens and later edited with digital effects using computers. However, with this new trick, Google intends to make the process a little easier for YouTubers using artificial intelligence.
According to details on the research provided by Google:
Today, we are excited to bring precise, real-time, on-device mobile video segmentation to the YouTube app by integrating this technology into stories. Currently in limited beta, stories is YouTube’s new lightweight video format, designed specifically for YouTube creators. Our new segmentation technology allows creators to replace and modify the background, effortlessly increasing videos’ production value without specialized equipment.
How it Works
This system can switch out backgrounds very quickly to keep up with selfie videos. Now, did you know that digital video frames whip by at 30 frames per second? Well, Google’s technology works at 40 frames per second on a Google Pixel 2 phone and over 100 frames per second on an Apple iPhone 7.
We know you’re itching to try it out for yourself. We are too, but at the moment, it’s available to only a handful of high-profile YouTubers who have access to the YouTube stories service. This service offers users the opportunity to share short videos.
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