One genealogy company is doing what used to be reserved for celebrities — reanimating the dead.
Genealogy company MyHeritage introduced its “Deep Nostalgia” tool Thursday. Similar to so-called “deep fakes,” the feature allows users to turn still photos of their dead relatives into briefly animated videos, which can show photos of people from decades ago smiling and blinking.
The software was developed by Israeli computer vision firm D-ID and uses deep learning algorithms to mimic facial expressions modeled by employees at MyHeritage for the project.
“You’ll have a ‘wow moment’