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Everybody Dance Now! Yes...Even You!

Posted September 01, 2018 12:00 AM by M-ReeD
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There is always that one person, generally at weddings, parties and the like, who believes beyond a reasonable doubt that they have been blessed with the ability to dance.

Often fueled by alcohol and an inexplicable overabundance of confidence, you’ll have no trouble identifying such a creature as they strut their stuff (or lack thereof) on the dance floor.

Now, those woefully unskilled at the art of dance may be given a second chance in the rhythm department thanks to researchers from UC Berkeley who have developed artificial intelligence that will at least give the impression that a person can dance.

The AI system will copy actions from a person who can actually dance and impose those moves on images of a person who cannot.

In the report, titled Everybody Dance Now, researchers detail the process of taking “source” video (in this case, video of professional dancers) and overlaying their moves onto a target video.

According to the report, images of the dancer and the non-dancer are turned into 3D stick figures that can be adjusted to their location in the frame. When the music begins the AI then generates new frames of the target dancing.

To see the AI in action, watch the accompanying video.

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09/01/2018 12:10 AM

Wow if you could just plug something into your ear to give you the ability to dance like a professional, that would be great...This unfortunately is only good to show to people who don't know you, and were not at your wedding....or were so drunk they don't remember...

...and here we are dancing the first dance....wait,, I don't remember that...? Yes I think you were in the other room.....

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09/02/2018 10:24 AM

Practice to this....

That's OK,, but all I ever wanted to be, was a Rock Star....

...or maybe just a Super Model Photographer...an SMP...

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09/10/2018 12:58 PM

When will I be able to superimpose that video of the professional dancer on ME -- not a video of me? That's what I need. Or I needed it in July at my high school reunion!

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09/11/2018 9:46 AM

What you need is a doppelganger who's a professional dancer...that way you can wear a disguise and claim to be somebody else, and your double can wow people with the latest dance moves.....You'll be famous! haha

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09/12/2018 9:07 AM

Ha -- I'd have to find my doppelganger in a retirement home for former ballroom dance champions!

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