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This new tool from MIT erases people and things with AI

This new tool from MIT erases people and things with AI

The tool Deep Angel from MIT’s Media Lab will make a variety of objects and people disappear from your photos.. well, sort of

Have you ever wanted to remove an ex-boyfriend or girlfriend from a picture or have been forced to crop out someone because you couldn’t digitally erase them with Photoshop? Well, this new tool from MIT, otherwise known as Deep Angel is utilizing artificial intelligence to scan photos and automatically erase objects ranging from cars to people.

The Deep Angel project is part of MIT’s Media Lab and is led by Matt Groh. Via its website, users can easily upload a variety of images or plug in their Instagram handle in order to see the magic work. We tried removing “people” from one of our Instagram accounts and here are a few results that the tool gave us.

Even though the results aren’t that great – it’s still pretty impressive to see that Deep Angel is able to detect humans from non-humans. Unfortunately, at this time, it’s not the best at filling in the void and instead patches people over with a tannish-grey block of color. We suppose that’s only to be expected with this early stage AI product. Looks like we’ll just have to wait for Groh’s team to continue to develop Deep Angel before we can rely on it to remove unwanted objects from our Instagram pictures.

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