Illustration of a convolutional neural network (CNN), typically used for image classification and recognition.
Our UX prototyping team within Google Research explored emerging technologies in Machine Perception. We worked with researchers in computational photography to conceptualize interesting and relevant use cases for AI research. We built and launched Photolab, a collection of experimental photography apps (1M+ downloads.)
We also developed dozens of ideas and concepts that showcased the imaginative and experimental nature of the new frontier of AI-assisted photography. This work included designing and prototyping the “Magic Eraser” concept in 2018. In 2021, it shipped as a key feature on Pixel 6.
Posters for Photolab’s experimental photography apps.
Scrubbies: manipulate the speed and direction of video playback to create non-linear, creative remixes.
Storyboard: transform videos into comics. The app selects, composes, and stylizes video frames using experimental ML style transfer technology that runs locally.