Back in February MyHeritage launched Deep Nostalgia™ , a service, which produces a realistic depiction of how people in old photographs could have moved and looked if they were captured on video.
Over the last 8 months, users have animated nearly 100 million faces, bridging time and building stronger connections between ourselves and the past.
Deep Nostalgia was built using D-ID’s proprietary Live Portrait technology, and was just the first step in our relationship with MyHeritage. Earlier today, we announced a new multi-million-dollar deal with MyHeritage to expand our partnership and develop new AI features for historical photos.
“We built D-ID with the dream of using technology to push upon the boundaries of reality, and are now helping people connect to their past in a way that was never believed to be possible,” said Gil Perry, CEO and Co-founder of D-ID. “With MyHeritage as a partner, we are amplifying our power to do exactly that, bringing these connections to millions of people across the globe.”
“Together, D-ID and MyHeritage are instilling millions with a newfound appreciation for their ancestors that transcends the generational divide,” said Gilad Japhet, Founder and CEO of MyHeritage.
“Deep Nostalgia resonated the world over, and was merely the first step. Thanks to the expansion of this partnership, exciting innovations for historical photos will be coming soon.”
While more details are still to come, MyHeritage users can expect new uses of artificial intelligence that further deepen their engagement with genealogy and generations past. The technology offers today’s generation a tangible link to their ancestors and proves that artificial intelligence can be leveraged to deepen one’s connection to their family history.