This is huge, the Google Pixel 2 doesn't need to use two camera to achieve that beautiful defocus background Bokeh effect. The Google Pixel comes with a Portrait mode that uses computational photography and machine learning to make the foreground pop and blur the background like as in a DSLR camera.
It's amazing how well this works. Even better, this technology, because is done using software, you can also use it with the front-facing camera as well, again, without needing a second camera to achieve the same results. This means that you can take really beautiful selfies or group selfies with gorgeous bokeh.
I knew years ago that Google will take advantage of its AI features to make it stand out from its competition. Google has by far the best AI on the market and it's time for it to take advantage of it and show its strength. We can finally see its AI really shines in consumer products and see many features taking advantage of it.