Microsoft’s new camera app for iOS uses AI to make your photos better

These days, just about every viral smartphone app that isn’t Pokémon Go seems to involve artificial intelligence. One potential reason? They offer a tantalizing glimpse into a future made easier by self-taught computers. There’s Prisma, which leverages machine learning algorithms to give your photos oil canvas makeovers, and there’s Macy’s On Call, which uses artificial intelligence to guide shoppers along department store aisles. And now there’s Microsoft’s Pix. It’s a camera app for iOS that uses algorithms to help you “take better photos without extra effort.”Pix, a product of Microsoft Research, is a tad more bare-bones than the default app on iPhone. In lieu of manual settings sliders like ISO, exposure, and focus adjustment, it features a single shutter and machine intelligence capable of applying adjustments on the fly. Using “smart settings,” it optimizes your iPhone’s…


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