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The new AI service Deep Nostalgia, created by the genealogy company My Heritage, lets users animate faces in old photographs so that they become videos in seconds. Something that was first noticed by The Verge.
The facial movements are the result of various pre-recorded video drivers for the faces, the most suitable of which is added to the image.
Users who want to use the service need to register that free account and can then upload an image. The animation process itself is handled automatically. My Heritage’s site states that the images are not shared with any third party.
Even if the service is marketed for old photos, the AI technically works on any image, as long as it is a portrait of a person’s face.