Google street view is a clever tool which gives us a detailed satellite visual of any place in the world. From the Eiffel Tower to the neighborhood we grew in, google street view has given us a bird’s eye view of places in their exact environments.
Engineers at Google have now gone one step further by applying Artificial Intelligence to turn ordinary satellite picture into images that seem to be taken right out of a photographer’s portfolio.
The AI systems virtual photographer has traveled to areas like the Alps, Banff and Jasper National Parks in Canada, Big Sur in California and Yellowstone National Park, and returned with over 40,000 panoramas, that are quite impressive, judged by professional photographers to be of a professional quality.
It uses a deep learning system for artistic content creation by training a deep neural network to scan thousands of Google street view images in California for shots with an impressive horizon using a generative adversarial network.
FUTURE OF GOOGLE STREET VIEW. The Street View panoramas served as a testing bed for the project.
Subsequently, Fang and his team, compiled a showcase of photos to this effect which when you see a photo you like, you can click on it to bring out a nearby Street View panorama.