AI program makes it look like you can dance

It’s not that I can’t dance–I do have a decent sense of rhythm–it’s that I won’t because I think I look ridiculous. Best I spare my fragile feelings and the sensibilities of those around me by sitting still.

But hang on: maybe I just need a little artificial intelligence support.

Researchers at UC Berkeley have come up with an AI program that will take bad dance moves and translate them into something much more graceful and pleasing. According to Engadget, it can turn an awkward dancer into a ballerina.

There’s still work to be done as you see by the jittering rendering and I wouldn’t expect this program to turn you into a champion breakdancer, but it is kinda cool, no?

Then again, this is also another step on the road toward widespread use of deepfakes. That’s disturbing.

(Via Tom)

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