Facebook Relying On AI for Its Own Artistic Filters
Facebook today announced Caffe2go, an artificial intelligence client that it is adding to its mobile applications for Android and iOS. Caffe2go is able to condense computations by a factor of 100, allowing it to efficiently perform neural network and machine learning tasks on mobile devices. The first practical use of Caffe2go within Facebook is a new set of filters that Facebook is adding to its in-app video tool. Moving forward, Facebook users will be able to apply a variety of stylized filters to their video in real time as they shoot the video — similar to what Prisma recently announced. Facebook has prioritized video and is adding features to its mobile video repertoire at a steady clip. Facebook says that while the new video filters are the first to take advantage of Caffe2go, the artificial intelligence will be given more responsibility over time. Moreover, Facebook plans to let developers to use Caffe2go within their own Facebook-related apps. The social network intends to open-source some of the AI framework over time.
Prisma Adds Filters to Video
Oct 6, 2016
Prisma's Android and iOS apps today gained the ability to apply filters to short videos. Prisma 2.6 allows users to shoot up to 15 seconds of video through the Prisma app and then dress it up with a number of filters.
Prisma Brings Its Filters to Facebook Live
Nov 8, 2016
Prisma today made it possible to add its filters to Facebook Live videos. Owners of the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus can go live on Facebook with Prisma's style filters applied to the live video feed.
Google's Tasks App Works Directly with Gmail and Calendar
Apr 25, 2018
Google believes its Tasks mobile application for Android and iOS devices will help users manage and complete tasks more efficiently. The app lets people create tasks lists; view, edit, and manage tasks from any device; and control tasks created in Gmail, Google Calendar, or on the web from mobile devices.
Apple Says iOS 12 Will Be Faster, Work Better On Older iPhones
Jun 4, 2018
Apple today announced iOS 12, its next-generation platform for the iPhone and iPad. Apple says it spent time improving the performance of the operating system, which in claims will work well on iPhones and iPads that went on sale as far back as 2013.
Apple iOS 11 Adopts More Machine Learning
Jun 5, 2017
Apple says iOS 11 will take advantage of machine learning to a much higher degree than before. The the company has new, specific APIs that developers can use in apps such as the camera for face tracking, face detection, landmarks, text, and so on.