Vision engineer and oceanographer Derya Akkaynak says she has an algorithm that removes the water from underwater photographs by adjusting the pixels to account for the behavior of light scattered through liquid. The results are startling — images of otherwordly features from the bottom of the sea look almost like snapshots of something encountered an afternoon stroll. “I see this as the start of the artifical intelligence boom in marine science,” she says. For more info on the process, see the Scientific American article.