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Google RAISR upsamples thumbnails for massive bandwidth savings

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NewsHubWhen we’re browsing the web with our phones, bandwidth is usually at a premium. Even carriers that promise unlimited bandwidth often pin an asterisk to the end of that statement that reminds us that they don’t really mean that. Google’s new image compression tool might just help save you some of those precious 4G bytes. I’d like to introduce you to Google’s most recent application of its machine-learning technology RAISR, or Rapid and Accurate Super Image Resolution.
RAISR upsampling takes a thumbnail of an image and uses machine-learning algorithms to try and figure out what detail went into the original, larger version.

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