No, this is NOT a Black Mirror episode!
Genealogy firm MyHeritage has developed an AI tool that brings still images of DEAD relatives to life using DEEPFAKE technology.
The tool, called Deep Nostalgia, lets users turn still pictures into short videos showing a dead loved one in a photograph smiling, winking, or nodding.
MyHeritage acknowledges the software will be controversial but said steps have been taken to prevent it from being abused.
“Seeing our beloved ancestors’ faces come to life … lets us imagine how they might have been in reality, and provides a profound new way of connecting to our family history,” MyHeritage founder Gilad Japhet said in a statement.
From chatbots to virtual reality, the tool is the latest innovation seeking to bring the dead to life through technology.