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Researchers Develop Algorithm To Help Improve Our Selfies

Wed Aug 02 17:43:39 EDT 2017 | Ubergizmo
What makes a good photo? Or rather, what makes for a good selfie? Is taking a good selfie an art form, or is there science behind it? Perhaps a bit of both, and if the researchers at the University of Waterloo have it their way, perhaps soon our smartphones and cameras could even give us directions and instructions on how to snap the best selfie. The researchers have recently put together an algorithm in which it is apparently capable of determining the best selfie. How the algorithm was put tog..


What makes a good photo? Or rather, what makes for a good selfie? Is taking a good selfie an art form, or is there science behind it? Perhaps a bit of both, and if the researchers ..
Snapping aesthetic selfies is an art form in itself these days – but now researchers from the University of Waterloo are trying to turn this art into a science. Computer science pr..
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