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Google Pixel 3 Smartphone Camera will automatically click selfies when you kiss

Google Pixel 3 Smartphone Camera will automatically click selfies when you kiss





Photobooth mode also detects when people taking the selfie have good expressions with their eyes open to automatically click the photo.

With the emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its increasingly use in smartphones, Google seems to have taken the game to the next level by introducing an interesting feature to its Camera application, especially for Pixel smartphones. The new Photobooth mode in the Pixel 3 Camera app claims to help users click selfies better of for teenagers, couples or groups. “Once you enter Photobooth mode and click the shutter button, it will automatically take a photo when the camera is steady and it sees that the subjects have good expressions with their eyes open,” explained Google in a blog post.



But that’s not all. Google has added a kiss detection feature in the Photobooth mode. “Kiss a loved one, and the camera will automatically capture it,” boasts Google.

Google has reportedly worked with photographers “to identify five key expressions” to help the Camera app understand as to when a couple is actually kissing. These expressions include– smiles, tongue-out, kissy/duck face, puffy-cheeks, and surprise. Google’s algorithms in fact evaluates the kiss as seen on the frame to decide when the Camera app should actually decide to click the photo. “We then trained a neural network to classify these expressions. The kiss detection model used by Photobooth is a variation of the Image Content Model (ICM) trained for Google Clips, fine tuned specifically to focus on kissing,” explained Google.

The kiss detection works when two subjects are kissing each other, but many users have reported the Photobooth mode triggers the camera even when they kissed the mirror. “The weighting is important, for example, to emphasize the expressions in the foreground, rather than the background,” notes Google.

In other words, if you are using the Photobooth mode on the Pixel 3 camera then your phone will click the best selfie possible while you are kissing your loved one. “The final image quality score used for triggering the shutter is computed by a weighted combination of the attention based facial expression score and the kiss score,” said Google.

If you are interested in trying out this kiss detection feature then get the Google Camera 6.2 APK file and head straight to the Photobooth mode and try that perfect kissing selfie.

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