Artificial Intelligence takes you on a century-old visual journey at 4K resolution [video]

Artificial Intelligence is a constantly evolving reality these days, with not so easy to predict applications in the future. Thanks to AI we can now take high-resolution video trips into the past.

Denis Shiryaev is an AI enthusiast who managed to revive the hundred-year-old iconic film A Trip Down Market Street to 4K resolution. That’s 3,840 pixels by 2,160 pixels at 60 frames per second. Shiryaev colorized and sharpened the film to 4K resolution by using publicly available Artificial Intelligence algorithms. Thanks to his technique we can now clearly see how life looked like a century ago.

San Francisco, a Trip down Market Street, April 14, 1906 [4k, 60 fps] 

Shiryaev didn`t stop here. He is responsible for giving high resolution life to other historical films, like the short French from 1895 by the Lumière brothers.

Shiryaev`s Artificial Intelligence-driven time machine can also take you on a 4K journey through New York City in 1911, or offer a ride in the lunar rover driven by the Apollo 16 astronauts on the Moon in 1972.