Tue 6 December 2022:
Disney researchers have unveiled a new AI (artificial intelligence) tool capable of re-aging or de-aging actors in a matter of seconds.
Disney Research Studios explains in a blog post on Wednesday that the new face re-aging network ‘FRAN’ has simple and clear methods that give artists localised control and creative flexibility to control and fine-tune the re-aging effect.
“Photorealistic digital re-ageing of faces in video is becoming increasingly common in entertainment and advertising,” the researchers said.
The Research Studios also claimed that it is “the first practical, fully-automatic and production-ready method for re-ageing faces in video images.”
Meanwhile, in October this year, Disney had announced plans to use the viewing history of its streaming platform for a better park experience and vice versa.
At an event, Disney CEO Bob Chapek said that the company is working on a way to personalise experiences on the basis of how someone interacts with its physical and digital services.