Chinese pop star Chris Lee was the first performer who had to cooperate with artificial intelligence in the framework of her professional work. In Intel, they took advantage of the opportunity to advertise their brainchild – a visual effects system for video that uses the principles of machine learning.
While shooting the video for the song “Rainy Day, But We Are Together”, the director’s artistic plan required the presence of drops of water running down the face of the singer. However, she was not attracted to the prospect of singing and getting wet, as well as using chromakey and a special make-up with markers to capture the movement. Instead, AI tracked the movements of Chris Lee and in real time dorisovyval to them the necessary effects.
The quality of the resulting highlights and the appearance of the streams of water leave much to be desired, but this is exactly what was planned. The authors of the video did not want to make a realistic rain (it’s ugly), instead they needed a tool for creating artistic effects. The most different – in a situation when the AI independently performs this part of the work, people were able to focus on the development of individual scenes and the plot of the clip.
Can AI create similar effects without binding to the person or objects in the frame, to create abstractly and completely independently? Intel does not give an answer to this question yet. But hint – a new tool for filmmakers, artists, designers and other creative brethren can soon be embodied in the format of a commercial product.