An AI-based service called Deep Nostalgia that runs main selfies on Twitter has turned into a cool Sunday, as people try to create a potentially frightening fake “video”.
Deep Nostalgia service, provided by the online genealogy company My heritage, D-ID licensed AI is used to create still image transmission effect. It’s a little like Fonction IOS Live Photos, Which adds seconds of video to help smartphone photographers find the best shot.
But Deep Nostalgia can take pictures from any camera and give them “life”. The program uses pre-recorded demo videos for facial movements and applies the video that works best for the still image in question. Its purpose is to allow you to upload pictures of your deceased loved ones and watch them in “motion” which sounds like a good idea.
Users must create a free account on MyHeritage and then upload a photo. From there, the process takes place automatically. Website optimizes the image before animating it and creating a gif. Frequently asked questions on the site indicate that it does not provide the images to any third party, and on its home page a message appears saying “The images that were uploaded without completing registration are automatically deleted to protect your privacy.”
Understandably, the program has become a kind of meme creation on Twitter, as users try to push AI to its limits. An archaeologist used photos of the ancient statues, and yes, some of them were included with blank eyes. Sorry in advance for the nightmare fuel (but hello to Alexander the Great):
Deep nostalgia can only handle single-headed shots and can only move faces, so you won’t be able to resurrect mummies to make them look like they are walking (I was wondering, okay?). You can upload five photos for free to MyHeritage for Deep Nostalgia treatment, after which you must register for a Premium account.
Wondering if it would be better to leave some of the images without animation? I caution against uploading photos to any site and I think the usual privacy warnings still apply. But if you want to give it a try, Deep Nostalgia prepares you for a surreal experience. Artificial intelligence is very good.
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