Stephanie Chin / Alamy Stock Photo Photobomber be gone. Editing objects, people, or unwanted details out of photos has long been a tedious, manual process – but an algorithm can do it at the swipe of a brush.

To remove an object from a picture, an artificial intelligence algorithm has learnt to fill in the gaps that are left behind. The system is able to recognise what content is present in photos it is asked to retouch, having been trained on photos including human faces, animals and landscapes.

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