Google Pixel 2 photos get AI boost for digital zoom – CNET

RAISR can expand images without producing jagged, pixelated edges. That’s useful for digital zoom in Google’s Pixel 2 phone.


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One of the biggest differences between the iPhone X and the Pixel 2 is that Google’s flagship Android phone has a single camera while Apple’s phone comes with two. The pair of lenses in the iPhone X is designed to let you zoom in on distant subjects better.

Now, Google is throwing some of its computer brains at the issue, building a technology called RAISR into its Pixel 2 phones. The change came with a Pixel 2 update to take advantage of the phone’s Pixel Visual Engine, a custom chip that accelerates some processing tasks. That includes running artificial-intelligence software and rapidly merging multiple raw photos into a single…

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