AI could be the next star in Hollywood visual effects

Mar 29, 2018, 7:50 AM EDT
(Source: Ted Kerwin/flickr)
(Source: Ted Kerwin/flickr)

Arraiy, a computer vision and machine learning program, could prove a blockbuster arrival for filmmakers with its adeptness at creating visual effects as good as by humans but at a fraction of current costs and far more quickly.

The AI-powered software is being trained for rotoscoping, the process of removing certain parts of footage from the background, which is a laborious visual effects exercise typically consuming dozens of hours, notes Futurism.

Ethan Rublee, co-founder and CEO of Arraiy, claims that a practical machine learning based workflow can empower creators and make movie making better, cheaper and faster.