What artificial intelligence is the future We’ve known it for years. Not in vain, and if reality always surpasses fiction, cinema and literature have almost always fantasized about a future full of robots and machines capable of understanding their environment and interact with it autonomously.
Information technology and communications have advanced enormously in a very short time, and smartphones have already become an essential part of our day to day . Such an important part of us that we are able to go out without a jacket on a winter day, but not without our mobile phone.
It is perhaps this fact that has fueled the meteoric evolution that has turned smartphones into an absolutely essential intelligent tool , which connects us with the world and allows us to interact with it, and which is increasingly smarter to integrate more and more into our daily lives.
Artificial intelligence is no longer something of the future but a very present technology , integrated in the latest chipsets of major manufacturers such as HiSilicon Kirin 970 Huawei, and that comes to make life easier, improve interaction with the smartphone and provide it with much greater abilities learning from us , how we use the phone and why we usually use it at all times.
What does the AI offer us in a mobile?
When Google experimented with Project Tango, we all marveled at the capabilities of a smartphone that understood space almost as a human, and even if those in the search engine abandoned the project, what is learned stays and artificial intelligence is already a reality in many aspects of the smartphone.
Not only with the integration of a intelligent virtual assistant as it is Google Assistant, who wants to meddle in practically all facets of our life to try to help us, but also with aspects more focused on the autonomy, optimization and, above all, the camera .
The NPU processors -Neural Processing Unit, for its acronym in English- that integrate chipsets like the Kirin 970, offer advanced capabilities when dealing with the most relevant aspects of artificial intelligence , staying the processing in local (On-device AI) to help the remote processing (Cloud AI), and learning from the user to prepare in advance the most usual tasks on the device itself.
Not in vain, Huawei announces that Your NPU is capable of processing images about 35 times faster that a processor to use, and that the system learns our needs by limiting Internet connections means saving resources and energy essential for an “intelligent” mobile device.
AI applied to mobile photography
The Huawei P20 range can boast of the Real artificial intelligence applied to mobile photography , and is that to their photographic systems signed by Leica joins the capabilities of an intelligent solution capable of predicting the use of the phone and automatically prepare for it.
When taking pictures with the phone, this means that a Huawei P20 or a Mate 10 for example, are capable of recognize what the smartphone camera is seeing, and based on it can adjust the parameters of the capture of automatic form, looking for to improve to the maximum the final result and without the user has to intervene at any moment.
If we understand that the greatest goodness of a smartphone is the immediacy with which we can immortalize any moment, it is logical to think that a phone that does not need our intervention to take a picture with the best parameters possible, it is a very good thing in the day to day.
It’s about implementing an intelligent automatic mode, but a truly intelligent one , that will learn from what you see and photograph the scene with the parameters configured automatically according to the type of photograph.
This is something that will help the vast majority of users , surely not very knowledgeable about the technical parameters of photography, and that they will never have used that PRO mode enjoyed by experts, taking care of their photos choosing with care lighting, exposure, white balance, saturation, focus, etc. …
Artificial intelligence implemented in the high-end Huawei and Honor is capable of recognize the scene automatically and choose the perfect focus as we are photographing our pet, a landscape, a group of people or something in motion.
In addition, you can configure the camera to alleviate excess lighting and avoid burning the photograph, as well as balance whites and saturation according to the colors to be captured, compensate the exposure, illuminate the shot If the light is not enough, and even strengthen the use of stabilizers if we move a lot.
And what does this mean? Well, it’s the phone itself that recognizes an image of food and saturates the colors to make it more colorful, or apply blur ‘bokeh’ and a fast firing time if what we are focusing on is our mascot that moves a lot.
As if this seems little, the phone will also learn from us and how we take pictures, offering tips to improve the quality of shots depending on each situation, and thus becoming our best photography teacher.
It is not a minor improvement, but it is the biggest evolution in terms of mobile photography that we have seen in many years. Now you can have a phone that configures the camera by itself so that your photos are as ideal as they can be, and that It will also help you improve as a photographer . Awesome, is not it?