An eerie new website lets you bring old photos to life with artificial intelligence.
Deep Nostalgia is a tool that animates any human portrait photo you upload with the aim of making your family history come alive. We tried it out with big historical figures like Abraham Lincoln and Queen Victoria and the results are pretty creepy.
The tool can be found on the My Heritage website.
An explainer states: “Animate the faces in your family photos with amazing technology.
“Experience your family history like never before!”
All you need to do is quickly create an account and then start uploading your images.
A few seconds after the upload you should see the image moving like a Live Photo on an iPhone.
AI selects the best and most realistic facial movements for each photo.
It was trained to do this using prerecorded facial movement videos.
The site says it doesn‘t send your photos to any third parties.
RELATED: Teslas take part in ‘tunnel rave’
RELATED: Problem facing the ‘future of food’
The AI only works on pictures of faces but those faces don‘t have to be from a photograph.
It worked on the Mona Lisa and a painting of Henry VIII.
One bemused archaeologist even tried it on ancient statues with some hilarious results.
Dartmouth lecturer Flint Dibble tweeted: “Alright, I‘m joining the game and animating some ancient stuff. This is from the Acropolis Museum in Athens.
“Kinda fun, though it won‘t work on ancient animals!”
Another happy user animated a photo of her grandmother when she was younger.
They tweeted: “oh my! @MyHeritage has created such an extraordinary photo animation tool. Here is my grandmother!”
This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission