Deep Nostalgia, an artificial intelligence service, is gaining popularity on Twitter. It brings motionless retro photographs to life. Reported by The Verge.
Deep Nostalgia, offered by online genealogy company MyHeritage, uses D-ID-licensed AI to create motion effects for animated photos. This is similar to the iOS Live Photos feature.
— MyHeritage (@MyHeritage) February 28, 2021
But Deep Nostalgia can take photos from any camera and bring them to life. The program uses a database of pre-recorded facial videos. By analyzing each photo, the system applies the one that best suits the still image in question. The goal is to give people the opportunity to see how deceased loved ones “come to life” in photographs.
Users must register for a free MyHeritage account and then upload a photo. Further, the process is automated; the site improves the image before animating it and creating a gif. The site’s FAQ states that it does not provide photos to third parties, and its home page says: “Photos uploaded without completing registration are automatically deleted to protect your privacy.”
You can upload five photos to MyHeritage for free to use Deep Nostalgia, after which you must register for a paid account.