Disney reveals AI tool that can re-age actors

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Disney reveals AI tool that can re-age actors
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  • Photorealistic digital re-ageing of faces in video is becoming increasingly common in entertainment and advertising.
  • Disney CEO Bob Chapek said that the company is working on a way to personalise experiences.
  • The new face re-ageing network 'FRAN' has simple and clear methods that give artists localised control and creative flexibility and fine-tune the re-ageing effect.
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Disney's researchers have revealed a new AI (artificial intelligence) tool that can re-age or de-age actors in a few seconds.

The new face re-ageing network 'FRAN' has simple and clear methods that give artists localised control and creative flexibility to control and fine-tune the re-ageing effect, Disney Research Studios explains in a blogpost on Wednesday.

"Photorealistic digital re-ageing of faces in video is becoming increasingly common in entertainment and advertising," the researchers said.

"But the predominant 2D painting workflow often requires frame-by-frame manual work that can take days to accomplish, even by skilled artists," they added.

The Research Studios also claimed that it is "the first practical, fully-automatic and production-ready method for re-ageing faces in video images."
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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.

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