EyeEm Let an AI Pick Their Top Photos of 2016, It Chose These


What’s your computer’s favorite photo? It seems like a ridiculous question, but EyeEm recently asked their AI something similar. Since no single human could possibly go through the millions of images uploaded to their service last year, EyeEm let their special EyeEm Vision AI pick the Top Photos of 2016.

“EyeEm Vision imitates the curation expertise of professional photographers,” says Computer Vision Engineer Gökhan. “Our deep learning technology unravels this expertise using a large collection of amazing photographs.”

Imitates is the key word there, and we’ll let you be the judge of how close this computer vision software comes to approximating something as subjective as aesthetics. For our part, we’re just amazed at how far the study of “computer vision” has come. What started with recognizing basic properties like “this is a photo of a tree” has evolved to the point where it can judge how “good” that photo is. Crazy.

abraxxas82Photo by Nina Lindner

afronkenPhoto by Ronny Garcia

alexanderkleisPhoto by Alexander Kleis

Processed with VSCO with hb2 presetPhoto by Anna Kravtsova

aufzehenegehenPhoto by Jonas Hafner

avdrvykPhoto by Audrey Kwok

caamilalmPhoto by Camila L

diaryofzachPhoto by Zach Louw

emilylara94Photo by Emily Martin

Processed with VSCO with p5 presetPhoto by E R I K

fineubertPhoto by Fulya Lisa Neubert

Processed with VSCO with c1 presetPhoto by flymaoleg

irakli_Photo by Irakli_

jantongPhoto by Jan T.

lfangPhoto by Li Fang

mattliefandersonPhoto by Matt Lief Anderson

milohalePhoto by Milo Hale

mvilaxaPhoto by Miguel Ángel Vilaxa

photojay_Photo by Jay Ybarra

Processed with VSCO with a9 presetPhoto by Rafael

rauhausphotoPhoto by Erich Rau

runawayueliPhoto by Ueli Frischknecht

steven_hPhoto by Steven H.

Processed with VSCO with g3 presetPhoto by Caroline Brouckaert

wormiPhoto by wormi

Image credits: All photos used courtesy of EyeEm.

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