THE MAGIC OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Artifical Intelligence technology is amazing!
Recently, My Heritage.com, a geneology research site, developed an astonishing software program that animates still photos.
As they explain on their site: "The remarkable technology for animating photos was licensed by MyHeritage from D-ID, a company specializing in video reenactment using deep learning. MyHeritage integrated this technology to animate the faces in historical photos and create high-quality, realistic video footage. The Deep Nostalgia™ feature uses several drivers prepared by MyHeritage. Each driver is a video consisting of a fixed sequence of movements and gestures. Deep Nostalgia™ can very accurately apply the drivers to a face in your still photo, creating a short video that you can share with your friends and family. The driver guides the movements in the animation so you can see your ancestors smile, blink, and turn their heads. This really brings your photos to life!"
Magician Tom Interval made a very interesting short video using several animations of Houdini photos, available on YouTube and embedded above.
And if you'd like to try it on some of your own vintage family photos, you'll be amazed at the results!
MyHeritage.com has generously made this a limited-use free service, accessed directly from their website.
After you animate your photo, you can download the video to your computer to view and share.