A Site to Turn Black and White Clicks Into Color

The work of retouching specialists who colour old videos or images from black and white shots may soon be out of work.

While methods have already evolved considerably over the years by becoming largely automated, the democratization of artificial intelligence and its development have led to striking results. The ColouriseSG site thus offers everyone a black and white photo to automatically add colour.

The AI at work was developed by a team of researchers in Singapore to colorize archival photos. Today, the tool is accessible to everyone as a demonstration at this address. The AI operates on the basis of two main poles: a generator that produces images, and a discriminator that studies the productions of the first pole and rejects or validates suggestions.

Even better, the result is offered in the form of an interactive comparison: you can drag a slider to make the color appear and thus compare the two shots.

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