Google recently rolled out tools based on AI and machine learning across the company’s suite of apps and services. While most of the new features have been on the software side, the Alphabet-owned search giant has also managed to leverage its Tensor 2 SoC to introduce smart features to its smartphones, such as: For example, the Magic Eraser and Photo Unblur features for Google Photos the Pixel 7 series. The company is reportedly preparing to go a step further by rolling out a new feature in Google Photos that will allow users to blur videos on their phones.
according to a report From 9to5Google, Google is working on a new Video Unblur feature for Google Photos that will allow users to blur videos through intelligent sharpening and noise reduction. The feature could initially be powered by the machine learning capabilities of Google’s internal Tensor chipsets, and then expand to other phones.
Google has introduced machine learning-based image processing capabilities to its Pixel smartphones, with the first such introduction being the Magic Eraser tool that debuted on Google Photos for the Pixel 6 series. This tool allows users to erase objects and change the color or brightness of objects in the image. The company was later seen expanding the feature to other devices as long as they have a Google One subscription.
Recently, Google rolled out a Photo Unblur feature for the Pixel 7 series, which debuted last October and allows users to blur photos with intelligent sharpening and denoising. However, the feature has remained exclusive to Google’s latest flagship devices, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, unlike the Magic Eraser tool.
The team at 9to5Google reportedly managed to access the user interface of Google’s Video Unblur tool. However, the tool currently has no impact on videos, suggesting that the company is still working on the development of the tool, according to the report.
Meanwhile, Google Photos is also said to be getting new overlay effects for videos. The feature, which can appear as a separate tab when editing a video in Google Photos, allows users to add effects to videos, similar to video filters seen in other photo and video editing apps. The effects will reportedly feature 14 unique overlays, including After School, B&W, Chromatic, Forward, Glassy, Golden, Moire, Multiply, Polaroid, Rainbow Rays, Reflect, RGB Pulse, Super 8 and VHS, according to the report.