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So that’s where they’re coming from

Got an email from MyHeritage, the family tree site, offering to let me try a thing called Deep Nostalgia™. I knew it was going to be that creepy deep fake face animation thing. And it was.

You know, where someone takes a mug shot of Hilter and credibly animates him singing “Yes, We Have No Bananas.” That thing. Lot of it about lately. Here’s an example, if you can stand to go to Faceache.

Well, the MyHeritage one doesn’t make granny sing. There are a whole slew of websites and apps that do this, I found when I poked around (Mug Life is an iPad version that seems to do a better than average job).

Back to MyHeritage, I uploaded a picture of a weasel first, but I got an error message telling me the app couldn’t detect a face.


So I uploaded an actual picture of my face. I was smiling and wearing shades, which confused it a little. It did a moderately clever job of it, for the most part. I didn’t think the animated version was a very good likeness, but none of us is a good judge of our own face.

I notice it struggles most with the silhouette after bigger shifts in head angle, not surprisingly. Still, if it’s this good now, calculated in realtime, running on a web-based app, I can’t imagine how good it’s going to get.

I can see this posing a major problem to someone who’s bereaved.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 24, 2021, 7:29 pm

You have to sign up for a free MyHeritage account if you want to try it, but you can go to the link and see the lady animate for nothing.

Comment from Mark Matis
Time: March 24, 2021, 9:55 pm

Understand that if it is THIS good for mere citizens now, what do you think the FedPigs are able to do? That would be the CIA and the FBI as well as MI5 and MI6…

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: March 25, 2021, 3:31 am

I guess that with Deep Fake around if we were to see video of the POTATUS doing the bestiality thing with his dog, we would never know if it was real or not.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: March 25, 2021, 11:29 am

Well I guess we’re back to reliable eye witnesses for everything.

Like Me-again at her double wedding or Dr. Blazing Ford and her beach friend witnesses.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: March 25, 2021, 12:31 pm

Who are you going to believe?

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: March 25, 2021, 1:05 pm

Someveg, in the last election the winners assured us we are completely covered by the Sanity Claus.

Comment from OldFert
Time: March 25, 2021, 6:46 pm

Loved the duet. I even had to stop what I was doing and have Mrs Fert visit the site to see Der Führer and Uncle Joe initiate MTV.
Good job. Especially the eyebrows.
Thank you for sharing another great discovery.

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