In a world first, phone manufacturer Huawei have launched a photography competition which sees their phone’s artificial intelligence serve as one of the judges.
It’s no secret that AI is developing at an alarming rate. A few months back, NVIDIA announced their Content-Aware Fill tool that can “guess” missing parts of an image pretty damn accurately. The same company also developed an AI that can “merge” aesthetics from two different photos.
Perhaps it’s unsurprising to learn then that AI was able to “score” photos based on their technical quality. All of the above has accumulated into the world’s first AI-based photography competition.
A professional (and human) Leica photographer forms the other half of the judging panel.
Fittingly titled the “Spark a RenAIssance Photo Challenge,” anyone considering entering will take part in five photo tasks: a New RenAIssance challenge, After Dark challenge, Deep in Detail challenge, Moment in Time challenge, and Wide-Eyed World challenge. Should your photo impress both the human and AI judge, you’ll be the proud owner of a P20 Pro smartphone (RRP $1,100), which were announced by Huawei back in March 2018, as well as a Leica Masterclass in Florence.