If you are one of those who just can not dance, here is some good news. Four good fellas from the University of California in Berkeley have put together a system that can read your dance moves and turn you into a ‘deep fake’ dancer.
Caroline Chan, Shiry Ginosar, Tinghui Zhou and Alexei A Efros have used Artificial Intelligence program to read the dancer’s dance style and simply copy to another dance form. Caroline, one of the researchers, has posted a video about the project (which is work in progress) explaining how it will work.
Here’s the video:
According to their research, the program which is called ‘Everybody Dance Now’ is about transferring motion between human subjects in different videos.
“Given a video of a source person and another of a target person, our goal is to generate a new video of the target person enacting the same motions as the source. To accomplish this task, we divide our pipeline into three stages – pose detection, global pose normalization, and mapping from normalized pose stick figures to the target
The idea is to ‘create a variety of videos, enabling untrained amateurs to spin and twirl like ballerinas, perform martial arts kicks or dance as vibrantly as pop stars’.
Time to flaunt those fouette turns then!