New AI can Enhance Pixelated Images

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Researchers have unveiled a Blade Runner-style AI that can enhance pixelated images.

Dubbed EnhanceNet, the system relies on neural networks to boost the image quality, creating high-resolution images from a low-resolution input.

Stunning results shared in the study reveal how the new method can create sharper, more detailed results than traditional approaches, leading to photos that are nearly indistinguishable from the real thing.

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Dubbed EnhanceNet, the system relies on neural networks to boost the image quality, creating high-resolution images from a low-resolution input

HOW IT WORKS 

The system uses adversarial training, which pits the networks against each other in competing goals so they ultimately learn together. 

‘By using feed-forward fully convolutional neural networks in an adversarial training setting, we achieve a significant boost in image quality at high magnification ratios,’ the researchers explain in the study.

The system uses adversarial training, which pits the networks against each other in competing goals so they ultimately learn together.

In a paper published to arXiv, the researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems explain that enhancing low-resolution images has long posed a challenge, despite its prevalence in science fiction.

‘The problem is inherently ill-posed as no unique solution exists: when downsampled, a large number of different HR images can give rise to the same LR image,’ the authors wrote.

‘For high magnification ratios, this one-to-many mapping problem becomes worse, rendering SISR [single image super-resolution] a highly intricate problem

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