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Photo Wake-Up Algorithm

June 20, 2019.

Fillette couronnée au bateau (1939).

Researchers at the University of Washington have developed software that can create a 3D animation from a single image of a person. The Photo Wake-Up algorithm, which relies on artificial intelligence of course, also works with any drawing depicting a person and even with a cubist representation such as Pablo Picasso’s Fillette couronnée au bateau (1939). The demo video shows how the HoloLens headset, using augmented reality, enhances the 3D experience. Seeing Picasso’s subject literally come out of its frame is impressive.

DP Review, “This AI that can generate a 3D walking model from a single still image or painting.”

UW News, “Behind the magic: Making moving photos a reality.”