Computer Vision / Video Analytics

Turn Your Selfies Into Chat Stickers

The developers of Prisma, Apple’s 2016 iPhone App of the Year, launched their second AI-based app called Sticky AI that turns your selfies into stickers to use in messages and on social networks.
Using GTX 1080 GPUs and the cuDNN-accelerated TensorFlow deep learning framework, the app automatically extracts your selfie from its background to create a sticker that you can share just about anywhere.
“We trained neural networks to find different objects on a photo/ video and even on a live video stream. So basically our trained neural networks are looking for a person on a photo,” Prisma co-founder Aram Airapetyan told TechCrunch. “Then we cut out the background and the sticker is ready.”

Screenshots from the Sticky AI app that lets you edit the background to add colors and text.

“Sometimes the cut-out tech isn’t perfect, but the more people will use Sticky, the better it will become itself!” said Airapetyan. “Sticky is surely going to become a better app with lots of more features. We just need to find out what people need first. Stickers, in general, are very popular nowadays and the popularity will spiral up, for sure.”
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