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