The feature uses a machine learning-based image processing algorithm to make the filters look realistic. And don’t worry, Google says all processing is done on your device. Moreover, unless you decide to save an image or video to share with your friends, the app doesn’t store anything you create with the Art Filters.
This isn’t the first time Google has used AR to bring the past to life. In August, the company added an augmented reality recreation of a Cambropachycope, an ancient crustacean with an ominous-looking compound eye, allowing you to invite it into your living room. If you haven’t used the Google Arts & Culture app in a while, look at this as an excuse to see what’s new. Google is consistently updating the platform with new fun and educational features.