Are you ready for artificial intelligence?

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AI startups are sprouting up everywhere these days. You hear about artificial intelligence all the time. But when you ask people, there's often confusion about what AI is.

It is often said that AI is dangerous. From time to time you may also hear that AI has defeated the best human players in games like Chess, Go, Dota or Starcraft. But many are hardly aware of how AI is already revolutionizing our world.

This article is not meant to be an in-depth technical treatise, but a glimpse of what will be possible in the future.

Some comparisons and examples with a fish

small preview of the whole picture, a bone pike in the Basler zoo

As an example, I'll take a photo I recently took at Basel Zoo. The camera is good, but it is already 7 years old and you can often see that in the photos.

NJow there's an AI that can add more detail to the photo. You get well over 200 megapixels and in practice it looks like this: (bottom before, top after)

Split-screen image from low and high resolution for comparison

The final result has 276 mpx and can behere can be viewed - Attention! the picture is huge and can bring the computer to hang

Admittedly, the technology is not yet fully developed. It delivers rather mediocre results here and there. However, I hope I could encourage you to look into AI and its future, to see how it changes the way we work and live.

The tools used are fromTopaz, but should be used with caution. The technology is simply not reliable enough yet, but the company offers a 30-day trial for those who like to experiment. There are also regular updates.

It really looks like something out of a James Bond, doesn't it?

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