Why everyone is crazy for Prisma, the app that turns photos into works of art

A photo of Serena Williams celebrating her 2016 Wimbledon victory gets the Prisma makeover. Photograph: Photo by Tom Jenkins People across the world are turning amateur photos into elaborate works of art with a new viral app that relies on AI technology to let users instantly transform mundane images into Picasso paintings. Related: Watch out, Instagram: new Polaroid app brings a nostalgic classic to your phone Prisma, an app that has attracted 1 million daily users as of Thursday, is reinventing the concept of filtering photos with technology. While the concept of adding filters to photos has been around for years, the Prisma iOS app is unique in the way that it relies on a “combination of neural networks and artificial intelligence” to remake the image. What that means is…


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