​Google sets RAISR to work: Hi-res images now hog less Google+ mobile bandwidth

Google’s RAISR technology uses machine learning to produce high-quality versions of low-resolution images, which allows it avoid hogging bandwidth and enable faster downloads. Image: Google Google has started applying a new technology called RAISR to images on Google+, so that they can be displayed in high resolution without using loads of bandwidth. The hi-res images are rolling out to Google’s Google+ social network on some Android devices this week. According to Google, it’s been able to use up to 75 percent less bandwidth on large images that it’s applied its RAISR technology to. Google introduced Rapid and Accurate Image Super-Resolution, or RAISR, in November as a way to offer razor-sharp images on bandwidth-constrained mobile devices. The technology uses machine learning to produce high-quality versions of low-resolution images, which allows it…


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