Starting with a set of 5,000 images that were retouched by five different photographers, Google and MIT built an algorithm that can automatically retouch a photo WHILE you take it. In a world already filled with “photoshopped” images which distort reality, advancements like this have the potential to further blur the line between real and fake and raise some interesting questions about the “truth” behind images. If my phone automatically retouches my selfie to make me look better, is that a form of lying or not?
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