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Meet the Team: Jonyelison Morais
Get to know the team behind the Alice Camera!
The Alice Camera team is made up of photographers, content creators, engineers and entrepreneurs with a mission to build a product more suitable to the needs of creators in 2022. Innovation in camera technology has been lingering over the last decade and we’re building Alice Camera because we believe that connecting with others through visual media should be as easy and intuitive as possible.
Operating most digital cameras is cumbersome, the workflow can be awkward, and they lack basic editing and sharing capabilities. Alice Camera uses computational photography and AI to enhance image and video capture and works with your smartphones to take high-quality content, edit, share or stream it quickly without the hassle of learning how to operate a pro-camera.
We also leveraging modern software frameworks - such as Android and iOS - to reduce the friction from taking a photo or video and sharing it on social media. In order make this as smooth as possible it’s important to have good memory management, responsive UI and UX and great connectivity to the internet.
In this series of ‘Meet the Team’ blog posts, we’d like to introduce Jonyelison our new Embedded Software Engineer and tell you how he’s going to help build the Alice Camera for you.
What is your role and what brought you to the Alice Camera?
Jony: I am an Embedded Software Engineer, which means I develop software for hardware devices and systems with very specific functions, having in mind their processing power and memory constraints. I worked previously in the Optical Communication industry and was seeking a new challenge in an environment that could possibly encompass technology and art, which brought me to the Alice Camera.
What do you find most exciting about the Alice Camera?
Jony: The idea of applying computational and artificial intelligence techniques in real-time systems fascinates me. The idea of having the quality of a DSLR camera combined with AI algorithms to enable artistic expression is fantastic.
Tell us about your background and also your interest in photography or content creation?
Jony: I am definitely not an expert in photography but I love to play "the photographer" whenever I see beautiful landscapes or am about to post content on social media. The light and matter interaction is a topic that always interests me a lot, and using it with artistic intent is exciting.
How do you see software engineering contributing to photography in the future?
Jony: Although light sensors are getting better, the improvements do not keep up with consumers' expectations. Moreover, lenses have arrived at a level of sophistication that is hard to improve on, leaving software as the only territory where optimization can yield significant leaps in quality and performance. Simply put, the future of photography is code.
We’re so glad to have Jonyelison join our engineering team. He is going to work alongside our other talented individuals to help streamline the software for the Alice Camera.
The Alice Camera is an AI-accelerated computational camera that attaches to the back of your smartphone. It has a 4/3” sensor and uses the micro fourth thirds lens mount alongside a dedicated AI-chip to run our deep learning pipeline on device and in real time. For more information about the Alice Camera head over to our YouTube channel.
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