Photo Credit: MyHeritage

Technology Israel2. April 2021

Your Ancestors’ Pictures Can Now Come to Life!

An online genealogy company is offering an AI-powered service that animates photos, with the intention of bringing old pictures to life and allowing people to see their departed loved ones in action once more.

Deep Nostalgia, offered by MyHeritage, uses AI licensed from D-ID to animate still photos by applying the best pre-recorded driver video of facial movement to the picture, creating the illusion that the person in the frame is moving.

To see a picture come to life, you could simply upload a headshot on the MyHeritage website. The image is then enhanced, animated, and turned into a gif. The company takes to heart its clientele’s private life, and animated pictures cannot be sent to third parties. “Photos uploaded without completing signup are automatically deleted to protect your privacy.”

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