Artificial Intelligence

ClipDrop Lets You Copy and Paste Objects from The Real World Into Photoshop.

I’m always on the look out for new tools that can help improve my workflow, or reduce painstaking tasks in applications like Photoshop and Illustrator from Adobe. Today I discovered one of those new tools.

Paris based developers Cyril Diagne and Jonathan Blanchet have developed a brilliant app called ClipDrop. ClipDrop lets you take photos of objects in the real world and place them into programs on your desktop computer. Using augmented reality and AI, ClipDrop can extract objects, people, drawings, and text, and then paste them into desktop applications.

It’s pretty slick, especially the text extraction, and i could see this being used quite a bit for a variety projects.

My only gripe is, like so many other applications these days, you can’t just buy it. ClipDrop has a subscription based model that costs $79.99 a year. Although it looks like it might still be on sale for $39.99. Either way, subscriptions suck as far as I’m concerned. I’m tired of getting nickle and dimed in perpetuity for a tool I could use daily. Yes I’d pay a bit more for a one time purchase.

You don’t see carpenters subscribing to hammer and saw services each year. Hey that might be a million dollar opportunity.

BabyX Redefining Artificial Intelligence.

Here we are, one step closer to artificial intelligence that actually has potential. BabyX was introduced to the public at the TEDx conference at TEDxAuckland. The project is the creation of New Zealander Mark Sagar, and from what I have seen in the video below it sounds pretty impressive. BabyX is able to interact and react to the world around it. BabyX also has the ability to learn, store, retrieve and modify learned information over time which allows it to mimic the actions and interactions of a real life baby. The fiber optics, and readouts look impressive, but the real exciting part of this, is what BabyX is, and what this system will become.