The Prisma photo filter app has garnered a lot of attention since it was on released on iOS about a month ago. Since then, images that have been turned into works of art using neural networks and artificial intelligence have flooded social media. Now, Android users can join in on the action as Prisma has been released on the Google Play Store. Here are the details.
You may think the whole idea of applying artistic filters onto photos is a bit mundane but the technology behind Prisma is actually quite interesting. Using machine learning, the app can copy famous art styles and apply them to any image.
The concept isn't new: Google has been experimenting with artificial neural networks to create stylised artworks and there are websites that offers the services of AI painters to generate photos that look like famous paintings. But Prisma makes this kind of technology accessible.
The Prisma app lets you make art on the fly and features a wide range of filters that can be applied to images. It takes a little bit of time for the app to analyse the selected photo to apply the filter effects and you can then directly share the end result on social media.
We've been toying around with the app in the office and the results are indeed impressive. Look, this app isn't going to change your life, but it is a fun way to bring in a bit of art to liven up your day.