Microsoft Pix gives the iPhone camera an artificial brain

by Volker Weber

Microsoft Pix captures a burst of 10 frames with each shutter click – some from before the tap – and uses artificial intelligence to select up to three of the best, unique shots. Before the remaining frames are deleted, the app uses data from the entire burst to remove noise, and then intelligently brightens faces, beautifies skin and adjusts the picture’s color and tone. These best, enhanced images are ready in about a second.

I have been testing this for an hour. Verdict so far: it does improve some photos shot against a bright background but I don't always appreciate the edits.

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