Whether you like it or not, computational photography is changing the face of photography as we know it. As of right now, this breakthrough in technology and machine learning is really limited to smartphones simply because, without it, the results from the cameras in the phones wouldn’t be that impressive. Still, with their AI algorithms, we know that phones like the iPhone 11 Pro, the Galaxy Note 10, and the Pixel 4 can produce jaw-dropping images. It turns out that. though, that Google is paying off photographers to give them their secrets about retouching (and who knows what else) so that they can feed this information into their algorithms. While it may make life easier for those who use phones, it will probably end up hurting many in the industry. Let’s talk about this after the break.