DeOldify can Colorize your Black & White Photos with Full Photorealistic Renders by@whatsai

DeOldify can Colorize your Black & White Photos with Full Photorealistic Renders

DeOldify can Colorize your Black & White Photos with Full Photorealistic Renders. It is now the state-of-the-art way to colorize black and white images. It was developed and is still getting updated by only one person, Jason Antic. Everything is open-sourced and everything is free to use. I explain Artificial Intelligence terms and news to non-experts. I also use a new type of training method called nogan that he developed himself to solve the main problems that appeared.
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Louis Bouchard

I explain Artificial Intelligence terms and news to non-experts.

DeOldify is a technique to colorize and restore old black and white images or even film footage. It was developed and is still getting updated by only one person, Jason Antic. It is now the state-of-the-art way to colorize black and white images. Best of all, everything is open-sourced!

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References

  1. What are GANs: https://youtu.be/ZnpZsiy_p2M
  2. GitHub with full code, in-depth explanation, and Colabs: https://github.com/jantic/DeOldify
  3. Free DeepAI image colorization API using DeOldify: https://deepai.org/machine-learning-m...
  4. MyHeritage colorization tool (the best version of DeOldify available, paid): https://www.myheritage.com/incolor

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Chapters

0:00​ - Hey! Tap the Thumbs Up button and Subscribe. You'll learn a lot of cool stuff, I promise.

0:40​ - DeOldify explanation

3:22​ - How to use DeOldify Yourself

4:24​ - Old Movie Examples

5:06​ - Conclusion

Video transcript

00:00

this ai can colorize and restore old

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black and white images and even film

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footage

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this method is called de-aldefy and

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works on pretty much

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any picture if you don't believe me you

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can even try it yourself for free as i

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will show in the video

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but first let's see how it works and

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more amazing results to convince you to

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try it

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00:40

the aldephi is a technique to colorize

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and restore

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old black and white images or even film

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footage

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it was developed and is still getting

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updated by only one person

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jason antique it is now the

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state-of-the-art way to colorize black

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and white images

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and everything is open sourced but we

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will get back to this in a bit

01:01

first let's see how he achieved that it

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uses a new type of gun training method

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called nogan that he developed himself

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to solve the main problems that appeared

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when training using a normal

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adversarial network architecture

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composed of a discriminator and a

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generator

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typically gun training works by both

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training the discriminator and generator

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at the same time

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where the generator starts by being

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completely random

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and improves over time to fool the

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discriminator

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which tries to tell if the image is

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generated or real

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if this was just completely abstract to

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you i invite you to watch the video i

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made about cans

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in the upper right corner right now and

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linked in the description

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before continuing this video his new

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method

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which he calls the nogan provides the

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same benefits of this usual gun training

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while having to spend way less time

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training the gan architecture

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which is typically pretty heavy in

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computation time

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instead he pre-trains the generator to

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make it already more powerful

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fast and reliable using a regular loss

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function

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this is done by training the generator

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like a regular deep networks

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architecture

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such as resnet that way the model is

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already pretty good at colorizing an

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image

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before training the complete gan

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architecture

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then it only needs a short amount of

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this typical generator discriminator

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gan training to optimize the realism of

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the generated pictures

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gaussian noise is also randomly applied

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to images to generate

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fake noise during training this is a

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type of data augmentation that can be

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performed on the training images to

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improve the results and resistance

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to noisy inputs using the same technique

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as style transfer where the noise will

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be the style of the image we want to

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copy

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and can be applied more or less to the

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transformation

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the whole architecture uses a basic

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resnet backbone

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on a u-net where the generator network

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in the gun training

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is the unet architecture right now

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there is no complete explanation of how

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this works

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but the author is currently working on a

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paper about

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the aldephi where he will further

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investigate

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why and how his technique previously

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found only by trials and errors

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work you can find three things in the

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description of the video

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at first there's the github link with a

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complete detailed explanation of the

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technique and even google collab

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tutorials

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to use it yourself just look at how

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simple this is

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you can just run the few sections enter

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the link of your image

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and run it

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then you can find a free api on deep ai

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using dl defy where you can simply click

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and try yourself

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finally the third link is the most

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advanced version of the aldify if you

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are looking for the best results

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it is on myheritage's website and is

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paid to use

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let's just take a minute to see how it

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works on old movies before ending this

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video

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you better get on the job some of the

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kids may be up this afternoon

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oh jack we can get along without

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dragging those young kids up here oh why

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don't you button up your lip

04:59

you're always squawking about something

05:00

you got more static on the radio

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please leave a like if you went this far

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in the video

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and since there are over 90 of you guys

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watching that are not subscribed yet

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consider subscribing to the channel to

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not miss any further news clearly

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explained

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thank you for watching

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