OPPO demonstrates possible new camera technologies at CVPR 2020
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, or CPVR, is an annual fair with conferences, courses and workshops aimed at pattern recognition and the so-called “computer vision”, technologies combined with Artificial Intelligence so that devices are able to identify and modify images and videos. A practical example is Google Lens , which recognizes objects, text and more through AI.
The event brings together big names in technology, including OPPO, which in this year’s edition may have shown some of what we can expect from the company’s future smartphone cameras. The first involves reconstructing image details in 16x magnifications, in which participating manufacturers were challenged to produce high resolution results as close to reality as possible.
The Chinese then introduced the RFB-ERSGAN neural network, taking first place among more than 280 competitors. The feature showed exceptional results, and has already been used in smartphones and applications for reconstructing old and damaged photos cited in a company release.
The second refers to calculations of depth and location in an environment, and again yielded excellent results. The solution received first place in external scenarios, and third in external environments, being an interesting option for map navigation, for example.
The technology could assist or even replace sensors such as LiDAR present in Apple devices, which should see its demand increase with the arrival of the new Apple smartphone. The novelty may also make use of Augmented Reality to become even more popular since at the moment its main application has been in the industry.
Finally, perhaps the most exciting of the three is related to the recognition of human activities in very dynamic videos. With it, it will be possible to coldly analyze the behavior of athletes in a match, and possibly even reposition the focus of the recording on a smartphone, for example. In this challenge, OPPO won the third place with its solution.
It is not yet known when we will see the new technologies reach the market, but it is practically certain that we will see smartphones adopt the news. OPPO already has the habit of launching experimental features on its devices, being one of the first to bring motorized cameras with the launch of its first Find X.
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