See your ancestors blink, smile, and even turn their heads.
Online genealogy platform MyHeritage recently gained viral fame after releasing Deep Nostalgia, an AI technology that allows users to animate still photos. Primarily, the tech has primarily been designed to bring pictures of people’s deceased relatives or historical figures to life. This means you can see them smile, blink, and even turn their heads.
The result is both amazing and “a little bit creepy,” according to some. Now we see a lot of netizens jumping on the trend and are using it for different purposes. In addition to ancestors, others are also animating celebrity faces just for kicks.
Check out some of the interesting photo animations we’ve seen on Twitter lately:
According to the official MyHeritage website, Deep Nostalgia requires “a high-resolution face to apply the animation.” While faces in old photos are usually low –res and blurry, the Photo Enhancer helps with that, thus “ensuring optimal results and producing high-quality video animation for historical photos”.
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