MyHeritage reanimates dead relatives with the latest in AI technology 

By on Monday, March 1, 2021

Harry Potter has officially become a reality.

 

 

Thanks to My Heritage and some very clever AI software, deceased family members can now be reanimated into eerily realistic moving images.


More traditionally known for their incredible restorative colour work on old photographs, MyHeritage has unveiled its latest leap in technology to the world. Using prerecording driver footage and reenactment technology, the licensed AI called ‘Deep Nostalgia’ can predict realistic gestures, smiles, and even more intricate facial nuances.


Before animating the faces, MyHeritage sharpens the images with its Photo Enhancer, as the quality of old photos isn’t usually very good. “This combination ensures optimal results and produces high-quality video animation for historical photos,” the website explains.


Current limitations restrict multiple faces from moving at the same time however, the technology is still in its early stages. If you’d like to try it yourself you can upload 5 of your own images here, totally free.

Be warned, it’s quite unsettling.

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