Fourth Industrial Revolution

In the future, the pictures we take could move. Here’s how

And idyllic waterfall, one that can be animated with a new deep learning tool.

A new deep learning method can animate moving material, such as waterfalls. Image: Unsplash/Robert Lukeman

Sarah McQuate
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Snoqualmie Falls animated using the team’s method.
The tool has learnt to identify clues to help predict what happens next. Image: Sarah McQuate/U. Washington
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Eastern Washington’s Palouse Falls animated using the team’s method.
Developing a method that turns a single photo into a believable video has been a challenge for the field. Image: Sarah McQuate/U. Washington
To animate the image, the team created “symmetric splatting,” which predicts both the future and the past for an image and then combines them into one animation.
To animate the image, the team created “symmetric splatting,” which predicts both the future and the past for an image. Image: Hołyński et al./CVPR
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