MyHeritage cooks up creepy LiveStory AI tool that makes your dead ancestors speak

The system’s called LiveStory, and starts by asking for an upload of an ancestor’s photo, before using deep learning tech the company licensed from D-ID to fashion a full-blown mini-documentary including audio and high-resolution video. Faces are animated and synced up with the images to — ideally — tell part of your family’s story.

MyHeritage admits in its FAQ for LiveStory that some may find the feature “creepy and dislike it,” but claims others think it’s downright magical. LiveStory is an evolution of DeepNostalgia, an AI-based family photo animation tool that MyHeritage introduced a year ago to a similar mix of awed and decidedly haunted reactions. I did a post about DeepNostalgia in Feb 2021.

LiveStory requires a user account and if you have a full subscription to MyHeritage ($299 a year) there are no limits on how many LiveStories you can make. Videos you make are yours to keep.


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