Ed Gein back from the dead! A new tool called Deep Nostalgia allows you to bring the dead in old photos back to life through animated deepfake videos. Naturally, I uploaded the Butcher of Plainfield.
The genealogy website MyHeritage recently launched a bizarre AI tool called Deep Nostalgia. It allows you to upload old photos and create animated deepfake videos so you can breathe new life into your long lost ancestors.
Naturally, my first experiment with it was to upload photos of Wisconsin murderer, grave robber and furniture designer Ed Gein.
The results are creepy to say the least.
Gein looks around, blinks, and smiles in slow and dreamy movements. It’s eerie as hell to see him come to life in photos captured more than 60 years ago.
He doesn’t pop out and start making furniture for you out of your dead relatives, but rest assured I’ll be the first one to try it when that technology is available.
Combine Deep Nostalgia with Microsoft’s dead person chatbot and we’ll be entering some really weird territory.
Watch Ed Gein come back to life right here.