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Prisma – A First Photo Editing App That Uses Neural Networks & Artificial Intelligence

Recently, I came to know about the most interesting and impressive image editing application ‘Prisma’ that has hit the Apple App Store.

The application can make the images look like paintings from some of the most renown artists of all the time, including Picasso, Van Gogh, Levitan and more.

Today, while going home, I tried my hands on this application and checked some of the excellent filters and got amazing results that you can see in the below image.


Now, the photo applications have completely changed the way photography is done through mobile phones, especially adding filters. I must say that this application stands out from the rest of editing applications.

As it makes use of a server-side combination of neural networks and artificial intelligence to apply 33 different filters that can be changed in intensity using a sliding scale. Once I applied the filters, I can instantly share them on Instagram, Facebook and other social networking sites using the options that I found in the iOS share sheet.

To enjoy different effects of this application, you just need to choose the photo and select an art filter to be applied. Then, you need to wait for the while as Prisma will work on its algorithmic magic, returning the artificial image within some seconds, giving an option of sharing on social networking.

Developed by Prisma Labs, the application will be available on Android platform as well by the end of this month. So, got an iOS device? Just go ahead and download Prisma application. Maybe you can get some of the filters and share your creations on the social network.

To get more information about this application and how to do editing with it, just go through this blog

Shine boosts teenage confidence via SMS and Facebook bot

Texting that saves life.

The average teenager sends 3,339 text messages a month. Texting has a 100 percent open rate.

Being a teenager is a rough ride at the best of times, and even the most confident of youngsters could do with a bit of a confidence bump. This is the market Shine has in its crosshairs, with an SMS and a brand new Facebook Messenger bot aiming to help teens keep a sense of perspective.

Dip into Facebook Messenger to get some bot-powered advice from Shine

Dip into Facebook Messenger to get some bot-powered advice from Shine

Bringing a touch of mindfulness to the day-to-day communications flow, Shine has created a set of tools to help teenagers feel empowered to deal with the day-to-day highs and lows of navigating the path to adulthood. The SMS and Facebook bot is designed to feel like a friend cheering you on as you move through your day.

The goal with both services is to serve as a regular reminder to keep a sense of perspective and to occasionally take a deep breath as the world whirls on like a tiny tornado around you.

There’s little doubt that the company is tackling a big issue, too, and they’re not alone, either — quite a few companies and organizations are popping up that are aiming to make the lives of millennials and post-millennials a bit easier to handle.

With its SMS service, Shine has been able to reach its target audience very well indeed; since the beta launch in October last year it has exchanged over 2.8 million messages with its users, 88 percent of which are under 35 years of age.

According to the company, well over three-fourths of millennials identify work as one of the biggest stresses in their lives. No wonder, then, that the new Facebook chatbot is especially focused on making that aspect of life just a little bit easier, with advice available at the tap of a button.

“Social Media is often criticized for the role it plays in social comparisons, FOMO, or feelings of self-doubt,” the company’s co-founders say, explaining how they’re turning social media’s negative powers against itself.

Shine launched its service as an SMS service earlier this year, and was founded by Naomi Hirabayashi and Marah Lidey, a millennial co-founding team passionate about diversity in tech based in New York.

The organization points out that it exists to help give positive reinforcement on an ongoing basis; for crisis support, the duo refers to other resources instead, reminding its users that services like Crisis Text Line (the story of which, incidentally, is a TED talk very worth watching) are better positioned to help in case of an imminent crisis.