The term “Deep Nostalgia” may sound comforting or it may sound terrifying, depending on where you sit in the time stream. A fitting name, perhaps, for an AI powered service that animates old photographs. Here’s more from MOTHERBOARD:
The Deep Nostalgia service, offered by online genealogy company MyHeritage, uses AI licensed from D-ID to create the effect that a still photo is moving. It’s kinda like the iOS Live Photos feature, which adds a few seconds of video to help smartphone photographers find the best shot.
But Deep Nostalgia can take photos from any camera and bring them to “life.” The program uses pre-recorded driver videos of facial movements and applies the one that works best for the still photo in question. Its intended purpose is to allow you to upload photos of deceased loved ones and see them in “action,” which seems like a lovely idea.
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