Meitu made a huge step in A.I. to make the world a more beautiful place
Meitu Inc., publisher of the world renowned photo-editing app Meitu, is dedicated to the pursuit of beauty around the world. For almost 10 years, Meitu has been an innovator of apps that generate 6 billion photos per month globally.
Today, Meitu managed to expand its expertise to Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) and created its first ever A.I. painting robot – Andy, the ArtBot.
What makes Andy so unique?
Unlike other photo-editing functions that add effects to original photos, Andy breaks up and reconstructs photos, then turns them into paintings within 5 seconds. Its segmentation technique is so humanized that it recognizes humans in photos and is able take them out from the backgrounds behind them, and turn into a brand new painting.
Undoubtedly, Andy marks the beginning of A.I. in the art industry. As Andy continues to learn, more painting styles created through A.I. will be developed. Andy may not be comparable to any of the great painters like Picasso, Van Gogh, etc., but it will certainly lead a different art trend for the future.
About Meitu, Inc.
Meitu, Inc. (through Xiamen Meitu Networks Technology Co., Ltd. (廈門美圖網科技有限公)) commenced its current business in October 2008. It is a mobile Internet company with a mission to make the world a more beautiful place, and a vision to build an ecosystem around beauty and make everyone a user of Meitu products. Meitu has created a series of software and hardware products — including Meitu, BeautyCam, Meipai (a video and live streaming community app) and Meitu smartphones — which have been transforming the way users create and share beauty, precipitating the selfie phenomenon in China. Meitu’s portfolio of mobile apps had been activated on over 1.1 billion unique devices as of 31 October 2016 and recorded approximately 456 million MAUs globally in October 2016.