Popular AI image tool crashes website offering better than Photoshop-like capabilities!

Researchers from Google, MIT, and the University of Pennsylvania present a groundbreaking AI tool for swift photo manipulation

| Updated on: May 21 2023, 16:19 IST
NASA telescopes pick up 5 asteroids coming towards Earth! One is 524-foot giant
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1/6 Astonishingly, NASA has tracked 5 asteroids approaching Earth with sizes varying from 23 feet to 524 feet. To track these asteroids, NASA uses various telescopes and observatories such as the Pan-STARRS, the Catalina Sky Survey, and the NEOWISE telescope. (NASA)
2/6 Asteroid 2023 JL2 – It will make its extremely close approach to the planet tomorrow, May 20. The asteroid, with a width of 130 feet, will approach at a distance of 5.9 million kilometers and at a speed of nearly 33666 kilometers per hour. (Pixabay)
3/6 Asteroid 2023 HG11 - Asteroid 2023 HG11 is currently heading towards Earth and will pass by Earth tomorrow, May 20. The asteroid is just 23 feet wide, travelling at almost 1576 kilometers per hour while making its closest approach at 4.5 million kilometers. (Pixabay)
4/6 Asteroid 2023 JK – Asteroid 2023 JK, with a width of almost 209 feet, will make its closest approach to Earth on May 21. The space rock is already rushing towards Earth at a speed of 33425 kilometers per hour and will miss the planet by a distance of 1.6 million kilometers. (Pixabay)
5/6 Asteroid 2023 JD4 – Asteroid 2023 JD4, which is nearly 206 feet wide, is heading for Earth and will make a close approach on May 21. This asteroid is heading for Earth at a blistering speed of 37141 kilometers per hour. It will miss Earth at a close distance of just 3.1 million kilometers. (Pixabay)
6/6 Asteroid 2023 GY2 – The biggest one of the week, Asteroid 2023 GY2 will make its closest approach to Earth on May 22 and it is between 236 feet and 524 feet across. As per NASA, it will come as close as 6.9 million kilometers and is already moving at a breakneck speed of 40811 kilometers per hour. (Pixabay)
A snapshot from one of the demo videos on the researchers' 'Drag Your Gan' research page.
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A snapshot from one of the demo videos on the researchers' 'Drag Your Gan' research page. (Research Page)

In an era where mastering conventional photo-editing tools can be challenging, an innovative AI solution may soon come to the rescue. A team of researchers from prominent institutions, including Google, MIT, and the University of Pennsylvania, has unveiled a remarkable AI tool that promises to revolutionise picture manipulation.

The researchers' webpage, featuring captivating video demonstrations of the tool, has already become a victim of its own success, with an overwhelming influx of aspiring users causing the site to crash, as reported by The Verge. Although the tool itself is not yet available to the general public, the videos showcased on the website offer a glimpse into its astounding capabilities, showcasing how a photo's subjects can be effortlessly transformed by a mere swipe of the cursor and a press of a button.

According to the researchers' description, the tool empowers users to "drag" any specific points within an image with precision, enabling them to effortlessly attain desired outcomes through an engaging user-interactive process.

The impressive demos vividly exhibit how this tool can alter expressions, posture, orientation, actions, and even dimensions of subjects within a photograph. In one of the videos, a dog is depicted undergoing a remarkable metamorphosis, as it is made stockier, its maw is opened wider, and its demeanour and size are adjusted seamlessly through simple dragging motions.

This cutting-edge tool joins the ranks of other AI innovations made accessible to the public, such as OpenAI's DALL-E image generation tool and various others that have emerged in recent times.

Despite the overwhelming interest and widespread anticipation surrounding this breakthrough, the researchers behind this remarkable tool have not yet responded to requests for comment on the exciting developments.

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First Published Date: 21 May, 16:19 IST
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