AI in Photo Enhancement with Sofiia Shvets of Let's Enhance
If only real life were like your favorite crime series – zoom in on low quality images from surveillance cameras and up comes an HD image with immaculate detail. Surprise! Neural networks are turning what was fiction into reality. Photoshoots are expensive, but the rise of social media is demanding high quality visuals, especially for consumer focused businesses.
In this episode, we chat with Sofiia Shvets, Co-Founder and CEO of Let’s Enhance. We discuss how her team is leveraging neural networks to produce high res images from low res photos. Other topics covered include: identifying a viable product, launching on Product Hunt, finding a co-founder, when to work with contractors, and much more.
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Show Notes with Timestamps (VIDEO):
2:53 Sofiia’s background – starting in economics then experiencing AI at Google
6:55 AI as deep tech vs AI as a tool…Sophia share a few use cases
11:17 Identifying a use case for AI and the decision to become and entrepreneur
12:37 Combining her natural interest in visual imagery with a pain point in the market
14:59 Launching on Product Hunt and narrowing product market fit
16:28 Use cases and beneficiaries of photo enhancement tech
17:41 How Let’s Enhance earned product of the day on Product Hunt
22:48 The key skills a CTO brings to the table for a non-technical Founders
26:02 Thoughts on the best time/situations to work with contractors (to build product)
31:12 The decision to split the team between Silicon Valley and Europe
34:49 Joining Techstars and how it helped accelerate their growth as first time Founders
38:31 User experience for Let’s Enhance product
41:28 Favorite tech tools: Notion, iPad and iPencil
43:49 Who inspires Sofiia: Naval Ravikant “The Buddha of Silicon Valley”
Next Episode: Satadru Sengupta, Founder and CEO of Dobby