Too lazy for dance classes? Shy to dance with friends? Don’t know those classy moves? Well, AI has got you covered. A new kind of AI technology can read someone’s dance steps and place them on the target, who for now is you.
AI (Artificial Intelligence) is getting pretty funny these days with some bizarre real-life applications. From AI that can tell if you’re gay to producing horrifying images on simple sentences, our “human killer tool” is really getting the hang of human world.
And now, a group of researchers from UC Berkeley has developed another deep learning system that can morph your video into a video of a dancing star.
As per the paper published on arXIV, the journey to becoming a dancing superstar can be covered in a few steps. First, an algorithm creates a virtual skeleton of the test subject. Then, another skeleton figure is made of the source video. Next, AI, with the help of neural networking synthesizing video of the target, does the magic.
Of course, there are limitations and the AI is not absolutely perfect. For instance, one would see blurry images, jittering and sometimes even missing body parts. But all things considered, the tool seems fun and will certainly help you fool people around you that you can dance.
Like every other emerging AI technology tools, this also may have some bad implications on the society. Like teenagers bullying each other to morphed videos of prominent people, the tech can be misused.
We already saw a similar tech called the Deepfakes whose clever face swapping ability gave rise to hundreds of fake videos of celebrities and artist, all around the world.