Adobe has demonstrated a Project Awesome Audio which is an experimental audio tech that is used to remove background noise from recordings.
The Sneaks event during its Adobe Max conference always shows off some cool tech that might appear in future versions of Photoshop and also Adobe’s other Creative Cloud apps.
Everything shown off is at an experimental stage and isn’t anywhere ready for shipping right now and some demos were just coded at present while others barely worked.
Adobe users can look forward to a lot of AI assistance in the future, including tools for photography, animation, and audio editing.
The researchers are using AI to speed up audio editing. Project Sound Seek is used to automate the process of eliminating repeated sounds, such as “um” or “ah”, from audio recordings.
Reducing noise is the focus of Project Awesome Audio, which claims to enhance even a mediocre internal PC microphone recording with a single button click, adjusting levels and removing background interference.
Other projects like Project Light Right uses an AI system to bring time- and date-appropriate lighting edits to images.
Rather than applying a light source and shadows to an image-based solely on a user-selected position on a 3D globe, the software uses AI and multiple images to deduce the sun’s position and also add directionally appropriate light and shadows during edits. It could also use videos and Adobe Stock photos for its lighting calculations as inputs.
A more subtle application of AI is a Project About Face, which could be used to detect edited images, automatically generating a Probability of Manipulation and heatmap to show where these edits have been made — including those that are too subtle for the human eye.
About Face will likely be an Adobe’s upcoming Content Authenticity program, which promises to offer photo and video viewers a sense of whether they’re seeing edited or unedited imagery.
It’s hard to predict whether these features will wind up in Adobe apps in the near future, but the company has aggressively brought some of its Sneaks — including Project Aero — into actual shipping apps this year.