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This AI App Let’s You See Yourself Throughout Recorded History

Have you ever wondered what you would have looked like in Ancient Rome? In Jane Austen‘s world? How about during the Renaissance, or as an American pioneer?

I know many people feel as if they would have been better off born an earlier time for one reason or another, and maybe that’s why everyone is so taken with this new AI software at MyHeritage.com – because it lets you do just that.

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The tool, developed by AI image generation specialists Astria, is available on genealogy platform MyHeritage, and allows you to see what you might have looked like in the past.

Alon Burg, CEO of Astria, is excited about the partnership.

“We are delighted to collaborate with MyHeritage to apply our technology to the field of family history. Generative AI is an exhilarating new frontier, and we’re very excited that this integration will create fun and meaningful experiences for millions of people worldwide.”

Gilad Japhet, founder and CEO of MyHeritage, talked about the AI Time Machine in a statement.

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“Over the past 3 years we released many successful features that use the power of AI to bring historical photos to life. ‘AI Time Machine’ is a new twist on this theme, inviting you to travel to the past and see yourself as you might have looked at the time of your ancestors.”

The technology behind the app is based on Stable Diffusion, a relatively new deep-learning neural network. It can generate images using text prompts and modify existing images based on text input.

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The second capability is what’s powering the AI Time Machine, taking 10-25 photos of users and placing them in different periods of history.

People think the results are pretty great, and it’s not the first time MyHeritage has used cutting-edge AI, but this time their efforts seem to be really taking off.

Here are some more examples…

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These are pretty amazing…

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Think you’re gonna try it?

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This is pretty tempting and so super cool – I think I’m going to have to try it.

Have you given it a go? Let us know how it turned out for you in the comments!