Artificial Intelligence might one day control every aspect of our social lives but, for now, YouTube has taken the AI aspect to create funny backgrounds in your YouTube videos.
Engineers at Google have developed a new tool that uses AI and machine learning to filter out and replace the backgrounds in videos, much like a green screen does. It goes by the name of mobile real-time video segmentation, and it's here to up your YouTube game.
For the time being it is still in beta version, and looks like it could have a big impact. After all, just imagine what the wonderfully twisted minds of the internet will do now that they can easily digitally replaces the boring scenery behind them with something completely different.
"Our new segmentation technology allows creators to replace and modify the background, effortlessly increasing videos’ production value without specialised equipment," notes the blog post announcing the feature.
If you do not have access to the stories beta in the YouTube app, you should look toward augmented reality.
"Our immediate goal is to use the limited rollout in YouTube stories to test our technology on this first set of effects," Google explains. "As we improve and expand our segmentation technology to more labels, we plan to integrate it into Google's broader Augmented Reality services."
The company doesn't mention a specific timeline. So while Google looks to have big plans for their mobile real-time video segmentation, maybe don't toss out your green screen just yet.