How to upload old photos to video through Heritage App
The AI-based My Heritage app recently unveiled the Deep Nostalgia feature. This feature allows the user to upload a photo of a person (or several people) and view their animated face through an algorithm.
Through this app, users are now erasing their memories by making videos of pictures of lost relatives and other people on social media including Tiktok. Such emotional videos are now attracting a lot of attention.
In the days when black and white pictures were taken, the app shows the eyes of the relatives and family members or the past ones and the famous people of the past in the blink of an eye.
As soon as this feature was made public, the old pictures captured in the frame have taken the form of videos on social media. My Heritage’s AI-based viral marketing playbook has made this kind of work much easier through Deepfake technology.
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The company has also been accused of playing on users’ emotions and taking data from them and directing them to its paid services. The main business of this company is to sell DNA tests.
In the My Heritage app, you can animate pictures for free using Deep Nostalgia technology. But you should at least provide an email ID with the photo you want to animate.
For example, the Norwegian Consumer Council submitted a report to the National Consumer Protection and Statistics Agency, saying there should be no complicated provisions for signing up. In 2018, Heritage has become a victim of a big data breach.
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The data was later found on the Dark Web for sale. In addition, information about many hacked accounts was used for other services.
Just a few weeks ago, the company was acquired by a private US firm for 600 million. There is no doubt that ‘Deep Nostalgia’ has been used as a medium to make the data easily available to the user and to accept its terms easily.
By offering My Heritage’s ‘Deep Nostalgia‘ feature for free, the company has been able to pull in a number of other services, such as photo enhancement, for a monthly fee. That’s why we provide you with some ‘nostalgia’ for free.
If you’re ready to take the long-lost relatives to the app for the Mystery Heritage DNA Testing Crush Sailing Fund, the face animation technique in the picture will be quite effective for you.
It is being criticized not only from the question of ethics but also from the level of providing data to a business company which is considered important for personal privacy. In fact, this facial animation feature is made by the Israeli company D-ID.
How Deep Nostalgia work?
The company released a demo video of photo animation technology only last year. This technology uses driver video to animate photos.
Based on the driver, the facial feature in the picture is mapped and a ‘live portrait’ is created. This ‘live portrait’ solution speeds up still photos. After mapping the photo, the driver is animated from the video.
By mimicking the speed of the driver’s video, the subject’s head and facial expressions revolve around the subject in the picture, ‘said D-ID.
The company has been providing ‘Live Portrait’ as part of the AI Face platform, which can be used by third parties in other deep learning, computer vision and image processing technologies.
The company also has a ‘Face Anonymization’ feature. Its tool can replace the face of one person in the video with the face of another person.
Another ‘Talking Head’ feature shows lip-syncing as if the actor is speaking the words along with the audio track. Click here to download this app on Android.