Watch images of Amelia Earhart and Marie Curie come alive.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is fast becoming a norm in making automated tasks easier. The advancements in AI are also being used to make static images move as if it was a moving image similar to a Live Photo. These may look cool, but this new AI-powered engine is allowing old photos of famous people to magically come alive in a rather impressive yet creepy way.
Tried to animate the iconic Einstein's photo via @MyHeritage and well…
— Srikar (@itsmutnuri) February 28, 2021
The animation engine, called Deep Nostalgia, was made by technology company D-ID and will let users animate photos using specially designed algorithms. AI will then fill in and recreate the natural movement of faces, allowing it to animate an image with precision.
MyHeritage.com released the animation engine where users can upload images and within three days, it already has millions of uploads from different users. Deep Nostalgia only creates animations that last for seconds without any audio to prevent it from misuse for deep fake videos.
Frederick Douglass, the mighty abolitionist, was the single most photographed person in the United States during the nineteenth century. Here's how he might've looked in motion. Brace yourself and press play. pic.twitter.com/HOxDK7jGyh
— La Marr Jurelle Bruce (@Afromanticist) February 28, 2021
After it went viral, some users uploaded images of famous people like Amelia Earhart, Marie Curie, and Frederick Douglas, to which Deep Nostalgia managed to animate as realistically as possible.
You can check out Deep Nostalgia on this link. Many expressed concerns about data mining, you can check it out for yourself but proceed with caution.