Truth or deception? Samsung CEO says every photo is fake
Samsung has faced criticism regarding its use of artificial intelligence in photo processing. However, the company's vice president, Patrick Chomet, defends the process in an interview with Techradar.
Photo processing using artificial intelligence
Criticism and defense of Samsung
Samsung has faced criticism for the use of artificial intelligence in photo processing . For example, the Scene Optimizer feature sometimes made the Moon look too artificial. Some also found it strange that using the Remaster tool resulted in a baby's Hollywood smile.
However, Samsung Vice President, Patrick Chomet, defended the company and the photo processing process on their smartphones. In an interview with Techradar, he began to respond to criticism:
“Last year there was a video from Marcus Brownlee about the image of the Moon. Everyone was discussing whether this was a real photo or a fake. But in reality there is no real image. We have sensors to record or reproduce what we see. We can say it's a real image, but if we used artificial intelligence to optimize zoom, autofocus, scene, is it still reality? Or are these already filters? There is no real image, and that’s a fact.”
Companies like Apple, Google and Samsung are increasingly combining multiple photos to create one better image. However, with the development of artificial intelligence, efforts to “complete” reality will only intensify. Samsung's new smartphone models, the Galaxy S24 and S24 Ultra, are the latest example of this.
At the same time, Chomet says Samsung's strategy is to give consumers choice: the ability to capture the "moment" and the ability to create a "new reality." Both approaches use artificial intelligence, but the results of the second are accompanied by watermarks and metadata so that users can distinguish them from regular photos.
Chomet also notes the need to regulate the artificial intelligence field, and Samsung plans to help in this process.
- Samsung: South Korean corporation, manufacturer of electronics and mobile devices.
- Techradar: website publishing news and reviews in the field of IT technologies.
- iPhone: a brand of mobile phones developed by Apple.
- Google: is an international technology company that develops software and other products.
- Galaxy S24 and S24 Ultra: smartphone models released by Samsung.
- Techradar - interview with the vice president of Samsung.