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Apple acquisition points to possibility of easy background removal in photos

[embedded content] A recent Apple investment could make it possible for iPhones to easily separate the background and the subject from photos and video. A recent report by a Danish newspaper suggests that Apple acquired Spektral, a company focusing on green screen-like effects without the green screen, back in December 2017. Apple has not yet […]

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SEC alleges Tesla’s Elon Musk lied to investors and seeks his removal as CEO

Drew Harwell National technology reporter covering artificial intelligence and big data Renae Merle Reporter covering white-collar crime and Wall Street September 27 at 10:31 PM The Securities and Exchange Commission sued Tesla chief Elon Musk on Thursday and is seeking to ban him from leading any public company, saying he lied to investors when he […]

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MIT, Adobe’s new A.I. could bring one-click background removal, social filters

[embedded content] Removing a background from a photo is a time-consuming process — but researchers from MIT, Adobe, and Microsoft may have just created technology that will allow for one-click background removal, even around tough edges like hair and fur. The process, called semantic soft segmentation, uses color and texture to automatically separate the image […]