New AI “Deep Nostalgia” brings very old photos to life

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AI powered service called “Deep Nostalgia” animates still photos. The service is offered by online genealogy company MyHeritage which uses AI licensed from D-ID to create the effect that a still photo is moving.

Deep Nostalgia can take photos from any camera and bring them to “life”. The program uses pre-recorded driver videos of facial movements and then applies the ones that are most suitable for the still photo in question. The program can only handle single headshots and can only animate faces

Users would have to sign up for a free account on MyHeritage and then upload a photo. And from there the process is automated. The site enhances the image before animation and creating a gif.The site’s FAQ states it does not provide the photos to third parties, and on its main page a message says “photos uploaded without completing signup are automatically deleted to protect your privacy.”


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