Deepfake tool from MyHeritage animates old photos4. March 2021
Deepfake tool from MyHeritage animates old photos
New York, Mar. 4, 2021
An AI-powered service that animates old photos has gone viral. Videos created with the Deep Nostalgia service are making the rounds on social media.
Online genealogy company MyHeritage developed the Deepfake tool, which uses AI software from Israeli company D-ID – a specialist in “reenactment technology” – to make photos look like they are moving.
The program, which matches pre-recorded video of facial movements with images and applies them, has drawn mixed reactions online. MyHeritage acknowledged that some find it “magical, while others don’t like it.”
MyHeritage stressed that it does not share images with third parties and automatically deletes all photos (without logging in) to protect users’ privacy.
The company was involved in a major data breach in 2018 and has now been acquired by a U.S. private equity firm for about $600 million.
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