‘Creepy’ new AI brings great classical composers to life with deepfakery
1 March 2021, 19:21 | Updated: 1 March 2021, 21:50
An online service is using ‘deep learning’ to create videos from historical and iconic photos and paintings. And it is eerily accurate.
‘Deep Nostalgia’, a new service from the genealogy site MyHeritage, uses artificial intelligence (AI) to animate old photos. The accuracy of the animations has meant it has quickly gone viral around the world.
Though the app was intended to explore old family photos, we thought we could try it on some of our classical music forebears.
The app uses an AI technique called ‘deep learning’ to recognise the characteristics of a human face in the uploaded photo or painting, and automatically animate them.
While the app showcases the amazing possibilities of AI, some people are finding the accuracy “creepy”, showing the power of deepfake content.
While many have used it to bring much-loved old family photos back to life, others (like us) have enjoyed its other historical and artistic possibilities. Just ask this guy...
Try out your own photo animations on the MyHeritage website.