Yeah, not even close. Arguably, VEAI doesn’t even use real A.i. It uses statistical analysis (which counts as A.i. these days, for marketing purposes). Aka, you feed an alleged A.i millions of different images, and then it will start learning how to recognize things like faces in those. Useful, but not truly intelligent.
Now, every A.i will use statistics, but not every statistics is A.i. Humans can look at 2 completely different photos (like those the OP posted), extract the human in question, in our brain, and realize it’s the same person. VEAI can’t. The latter, at best, can recognize a face, and more-or-less try and extrapolate what it’s supposed to look like (when at very low res). Aka, it recognizes a face, not the same face it may have seen in other photos. Let alone recognize other body parts belonging to that same person in another image, and use those to repair the primary footage.
the software is named “intelligence”, not “intelligent”. these are different meanings. “intelligence” means to collect and examine data to get certain results. the german translation of “artificial intelligence” as “küntliche Intelligenz” is just a false (lazy?) translation. the “central intelligence agency” for example is not “die zentrale Agentur für Intelligenz” - they also collect informan, they are not “intelligent” on purpose!
Your definition of intelligence is only one - many English words have more than one meaning. If you are intelligent that means you have intelligence. An IQ test measures your intelligence quotient. Going forward you should probably refrain from picking fights over grammar with native English speakers because you’ll lose every time. And yes it’s “lose” not “loose” as you said earlier.
VEAI itself does not use a neural network, of course (not the .exe we’re using). The machines they train their models on, naturally do. So, with VEAI we get exactly what they advertise with: “Unlimited access to the world’s leading production-grade neural networks for video upscaling.”