Apple Turns to AI to Enhance iPhone Photography: Report

By Tanya Aneja

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  • Spectral Edge’s algorithm can enhance low-light smartphone images which could improve Night Mode in iPhones
  • The company uses a type of AI called machine learning to make smartphone pictures crisper
  • The startup raised $5.3 million in a funding round last year

According to a report by the Verge, Apple has acquired a UK-based startup Spectral Edge for an undisclosed sum. The startup is known for technology that can be used to improve photos taken on iPhones.

The report stated that Spectral Edge “has developed computational photography tech that could blend data from a standard lens and an infrared lens to enhance photo quality”.

Enhance low-light smartphone images

It mentioned that Spectral Edge’s algorithm can enhance low-light smartphone images which could improve Night Mode in iPhones. The startup raised $5.3 million in a funding round last year.

The startup focuses on developing real-world apps for smartphones, webcams and security applications alongside its existing products for the TV and display industries. Spectral Edge has said its technology can be applied via software or chips.

As per a report by Fortune, Spectral Edge uses a type of Artificial Intelligence (AI) called machine learning to make smartphone pictures crisper, with more accurate colors. Its technology takes an infrared shot and blends it with a standard photo to improve the image.

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