Google To Bring Machine Learning Tech RAISR To Google+; Will Be Late On G+ Users On iOSBy Erwin Castro, UniversityHerald Reporter
Google is constantly on a hunt for better ways to make it easier for users to share and use its ubiquitous technology. Google is about to bring the power of RAISR, a new method for image processing that uses machine learning to make low-resolution images appear more detailed, to its own social media platform Google+.
Google first introduced to the world the power of RAISR, in November 2016 as a way to enhance low-res images and offer razor-sharp images on bandwidth-constrained Android-powered mobile devices. The image processing technology uses machine learning technique to produce high-quality versions of low-resolution images, which allows avoiding hogging bandwidth and faster download time.
Google Starts Introducing RAISR
According to Cornell University, the RAISR, which stands for Rapid and Accurate Image Super-Resolution, works by utilizing machine learning algorithms, but in a more intelligent way. It improves the visual quality of a low-resolution or blurry image by amplifying the underlying details and retain the images details more accurately, thus resulting in more pixels and higher image quality.
The Mountain View-based company has been testing and refining this technology on its own social media platform, Google+, Android Central reported.
Google has started the process of integrating of its bandwidth-saving RAISR image processing with its own online services to upscale large images on Google+ and save users' data in the process. The machine learning technique has managed to reduce the bandwidth constraints and load times of the page, while at the same, maintained the integrity of the original images.
Google To Bring The RAISR Power To Other Online Services
After its initial demo on Google+, it appears that Google may be getting ready to bring the full potential power of this image processing across more of its online services and devices.
As stated in a recent Google blog post, Google+'s John Nack claim that the bandwidth-saving RAISR is now processing over 1 billion images a week, and the company claims that the total user bandwidth reduced by a third.
However, at this time, it still not clear when the RAISR technology will be made available to Google+ users on iOS-powered devices, but Google+ Product Manager John Nack said earlier that Google will be rolling out more broadly in the coming weeks.