Colorizebot originally made its appearance on Reddit in 2016 and has been enjoyed by many. Colorizebot attempts to colorize black and white images using Artificial Intelligence. Anyone can get this bot’s attention simply by typing “colorizebot” in the comments. You can think of it as the Candyman for colorizing photos.
Yesterday, I discovered Colorizebot had stopped responding to people on reddit. It seems the bot has been turned off. Given that all the code is open source and readily available, I decided: Why not run our own bot as a public service to all who use Reddit? Within less than 24 hours of development, Colorizebot was up and running again.
Where do we go from here?
For the time being, I’m more than happy to keep the Colorizebot service running purely as a benefit to the Reddit community. In the future, I may spend time making improvements to the bot, or even the colorizer itself via a different training set, etc.