Former Google researcher and Stanford professor emeritus Marc Levoy joined Adobe this week. We don’t tend to cover the career trajectories of most executives, but this hire is more interesting than simply Levoy’s title change from “distinguished engineer” at Google to “vice president and fellow” at Adobe. That’s because Levoy is credited with using AI and software to turn Google’s Pixel camera into the standard to beat. At Adobe, his computational photography skills will be “centered on the concept of a universal camera app,” the company told the Verge.
Computational photography uses machine learning and AI to augment the