An AI-powered service called Deep Nostalgia that animate the main selfies on Twitter became on a cool Sunday, as people try to create a possible, scary fake “video”, it seems.
Deep Nostalgia Service, provided by the online genealogy company My heritage, Uses D-ID licensed AI to create still image transmission effect. It is kinda like IOS Live Photos feature, Which adds a few 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 driver 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 nice idea.
Users are required to register for 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 gif. The site’s frequently asked questions says that it does not provide photos to any third parties, and on its home page a message appears saying “The photos that were uploaded without completing registration are automatically deleted to protect your privacy.”
Naturally, the program has become a bit of a 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 Alexander the Great):
Deep Nostalgia can only handle single head shots and can only move faces, so you won’t be able to resurrect mummies to make them look like they’re walking (I wondered, okay?). You can upload five photos for free to MyHeritage for the Deep Nostalgia treatment, after which you have to 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 are going to try, Deep Nostalgia prepare yourself for a surreal experience. Artificial intelligence is fairly good.