Deep Nostalgia animates still portraits using AI

A new AI-driven service called Deep Nostalgia from online genealogy company MyHeritage and using technology licensed from Israeli firm D-ID can animates portrait photos to create passable but fairly creepy fake video clips. It uses pre-recorded driver videos of facial movements and applies the one that best suits the image being manipulated. Users upload a […]

Moods is a new ad-focused AI tool from Vevo that has been created to group videos based on the emotions they represent. The aim is to help ad recall and brand favourability by creating more memorable overall experiences for viewers. Co-developer, music data company Musixmatch, score and label videos based on their energy and tone, […]

The UK’s Department for International Trade and Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport are together backing a new initiative aimed at creating national standards for job training in the fast-developing creative and technical field of virtual production. With government support, former DNEG joint MD Alex Hope will lead a steering committee to drive uptake […]

As demand grows for AI solutions that process images from cameras and other photo sensors, more efficient systems are needed. Like NVIDIA and others before it and drawing on its mobile technology developments, chip maker Qualcomm has unveiled an R&D project that reduces the compute power needed to handle visual AI, in turn reducing the […]

Researchers at the University of Trento, the Institut Polytechnique de Paris, and Snap, Inc. have devised an AI system that uses a framework they call Clustering for Action Decomposition and DiscoverY (CADDY) to learn a set of discrete actions from a large library of video clips that can be used to create new “playable” videos […]

Gartner estimates that 37% of all organisations are using AI in anger today and predicts that that number will double to 75% by 2024. To maintain its competitive edge using detailed analysis of every aspect of its operations, one large US supermarket chain alone currently generates 2.5 petabytes of data A DAY! AI processes require […]

Framestore’s Chief Creative Officer and Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Tim Webber is making his directorial debut with a short to test the company’s new FUSE (Framestore Unreal Shot engine) VFX pipeline. The project is sci-fi-based and uses existing Framestore IP, but doesn’t appear to represent a shift into full-time filmmaking for either him or the company. […]

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