I watched because the spokesperson chosen an individual’s face and cycled by way of different variations of the face from current photos and different frames. Simply select the face you need (a bizarre sentence to put in writing) to finish your excellent group picture. Google assured me it’s not producing any facial expressions however is as an alternative utilizing an on-device face recognition algorithm (Google Pictures can already detect acquainted faces) to match photos up.
Audio Magic Eraser
Magic Eraser removes stuff you don’t wish to see in your pictures. Now, with the Pixel 8 sequence, it could additionally get rid of sounds you don’t wish to hear.
In certainly one of my demos, I noticed a video of somebody enjoying a cello at a park. Within the background? A siren going off within the distance (basic New York Metropolis). With Audio Magic Eraser, you may edit the clip and break up the sounds as much as utterly take away the frequencies of the siren. The result’s a video with simply the sounds of a cello. It was fairly exceptional. This additionally means you may minimize the sound of the cello and simply play the siren, so that you do you.
Google says the system makes use of machine studying to determine as much as 5 forms of frequent sounds, like “sirens,” “animals,” and “crowds.” It’s not going to work completely each time—I watched a demo of a person buzzing whereas on the seaside, and once we tried to cancel the sounds of the ocean, I might nonetheless hear them cropping up right here and there.
This characteristic is rather less creepy, and extra simply plain spectacular. Video Enhance is unique to the Pixel 8 Professional, and you’ll toggle it on while you’re taking pictures video clips in low gentle or if there’s going to be quite a lot of motion.
A duplicate of your video, which may be as much as 4K at 30 frames per second, is then despatched over to Google’s Cloud for processing. This processing can dramatically enhance stabilization, improve readability, and scale back noise, and the improved clip is then despatched again to your gadget. Relying on the video size, this might take minutes otherwise you might need to attend in a single day.
Nonetheless, the outcomes had been startling after I was proven a comparability clip alongside an iPhone 14 Professional. The Pixel 8 Professional’s video in related low gentle was dramatically clearer, brighter, extra colourful, and higher stabilized. It’ll be thrilling to see how this works, however it gained’t be obtainable at launch.
Once more, not one of the aforementioned options are issues that you could’t at the moment do with different instruments, however the capability to democratize them and make them accessible for the price of a smartphone—with out requiring any technical know-how—made me stare. You may learn extra about the Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro, and Pixel Watch 2 here. These smarts aren’t the one AI options Google talked about—learn extra about its announcement around upgrading Google Assistant with Bard here.