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 still from where an automated process animates it and produces a GIF. It can only do this for single head and shoulders images and can only animate faces. If you give it a go and like the results, send them over and we’ll create a gallery.
Vevo uses AI to get viewers in the mood for ads
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, […]
Screenskills drives UK virtual production uptake
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 […]