NVIDIA Unveils AI That Removes Noise, Grain, and Even Watermarks


NVIDIA has unveiled an impressive new AI that can automatically remove noise, grain, and even watermarks from photos. What’s even more impressive is the fact that it’s all accomplished without studying any examples of “clean photos” — all the AI needs are examples of corrupted images.

The AI, developed by researchers at NVIDIA, MIT, and Aalto University, is different than how other state-of-the-art noise-reduction AI systems work.https://petapixel.com/2018/07/10/nvidia-unveils-ai-that-removes-noise-grain-and-even-watermarks/


It not often that I get impressed by new tech, but this is pretty amazing stuff. I know that octane/brigade uses AI denoising, and this confirms that realtime pathtracing is not as far away as it was thought to be. It will be interesting to see where the render tech stands in 3-5 years. Brute force is sooooo 2017.


Redshift also using nvidia AI denoising, it’s not perfect in every case but with time is should work better and better.


Real time path tracing is the first thing that came to my mind too.


My first thought was video up-scaling.