My Heritage is a web service that generates family trees and allows you to share information about family and ancestors. Your latest tool to reclaim the past is beyond amazing. Deep Nostalgia transforms photographs of the ancestors into a short video thanks to the use of Artificial Intelligence, in a very similar way to that used for deepfakes.
Photos of ancestors come to life and become short videos
The procedure is extremely simple. A single photograph of an ancestor is supplied to the website and in a few seconds the result can be exciting due to its realistic appearance. The ancestor’s face turns, eyes move, blink, smiles, and shows completely natural gestures in a video of a few seconds. And that having been based on a single photograph.
Deep Nostalgia is able to achieve this thanks to an efficient application of Artificial Intelligence to the provided image. In the first place, an improvement process is carried out on the photograph that facilitates the final result and helps to improve the recognition of it.
The photograph is then analyzed to identify the orientation of the face and the essential points of its facial features. It is now when these points are applied to a previously recorded video of real people posing and showing those gestures, which will then go on to complete the structure of those that will show the face of the ancestor whose photo has been provided.
In a way it’s like a skin in a video game that adapts to a previous structure. In this case the facial features of the ancestor whose photo has been supplied are adapted over the previously videotaped gestures of an actor. Hence the realism in the gestures, because it is about real (and subtle) gestures from real people to which the facial features contained in the provided image are molded.
My Heritage offers free Deep Nostalgia with use limited to five photos after registering as a user. It also includes a watermark at the bottom right of the video. Only by registering the payment is said watermark circumvented and this tool can be applied without limits.