11 Ways Artificial Intelligence Adds Color To Our Lives…Literally

11 Ways Artificial Intelligence Adds Color To Our Lives…Literally

Artificial Intelligence development doesn’t have to be overly technical or complex, and this post is to show a cool way it is adding color to our lives…literally.

Below are eleven handpicked examples (more available) of various black & white videos which were colorized automatically thanks to an AI algorithm created by Richard Zhang and co, now available as a web app used to colorize B&W photos. Of course, these videos aren’t individual photographs and required a trained network to colorize an entire scene.

These were selected as to show a variety of capabilities, and how it is not an exact science, rather work in progress with great progress.


Credit where it’s due:

The Lukas Graham video was created by Ron Zohar, who done the same to a Charlie Chaplin scene (video removed). In addition, Amir Avni provided a few more creations and also released a ColorizeBot for Reddit to crawl Reddit for old photos and colorize them; he grants additional insight on the process with statistics, conclusions and afterthoughts.

A few others were added by Lulu xXX, who provides credit to Satoshi IIZUKA, Edgar Simo-Serra, and Hiroshi Ishikawa for colorization process details.

Enjoy…and share with us other great ways that AI is bringing fun to AI enthusiasts as well as every day users.


1. I Want To Hold Your Hand – The Beatles

2. Sex Machine – James Brown


3. Ain’t Got No, I Got Life – Nina Simone

4. Wonderful Life – Black

5. King Kong

6. A Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles

7. 7 Years – Lukas Graham


8. Big Time Sensuality – Bjork

9. Jumpin Jive – Cab Calloway and the Nicholas Brothers

10. The Naked City – Jules Dassin

11. Automatic Image Colorization (SIGGRAPH 2016), Fast Forward

Eran Abramson
Eran Abramson

Eran Abramson has vast background in entrepreneurship, marketing, and content and is an editorial contributor at Knowmail, while also contributing tech and industry related coverage at ReadWrite. VentureBeat, LifeHack, and more.

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