It certainly seems like Facebook has become obsessed with its live video feature. The social media networking giant has not only been pushing the feature to all of its platforms but also trying to make it easier to use. Now, the company has revealed that it is working on an app, powered by artificial intelligence, which converts live videos to work of art just like the popular mobile app Prisma.
The crucial difference between Prisma and the app, showcased by Facebook at WSJDLive event, is that the latter applies the filters in real-time. While Prisma takes a few seconds to apply filters to both pictures and video clips, Facebook's app will be able to apply filters to live videos in real-time.
Facebook's Chief Product Officer Chris Cox termed the app as "style transfer" app that essentially tries to apply the painting style of famous painters like Van Gogh and Monet to videos, as per a report by Engadget.
"We're making the camera a really nice creative tool, and that's the kind of thing we're very invested in right now," Cox was quoted as saying.
Cox did not clarify if the app is just meant to be a feature for live videos or will be introduced as a standalone app in itself. As of now, the list of filters that will be available with the feature has not been disclosed as well.