How Snapchat’s clever Filters Work Science, Technology & Curiosity 01 JUL 2016

It’s pretty cool to see just how many of the then in their infancy fields from Computer Science back when I was doing my B.BusSc at the University of Cape Town have matured and now find themselves commonplace in general society today.

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Take the extremely clever Snapchat video filters for example. The app basically runs facial recognition combined with mesh building algorithms in real time, with the end result being a frightfully good, augmented reality system… on a smartphone!

The always informative Vox takes a closer look:

That is some seriously clever algorithm work in action!

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Software developer, husband and dad to two little girls. Writer behind An Exploring South African. I don't have time for myself any more.