image 9Critical AI 2.1 is a special issue, co-edited by Lauren M.E. Goodlad and Matthew Stone, collecting interdisciplinary essays and think pieces on a wide range of topics involving Large Language Models. Below, a sneak preview from the issue: Maurice Wallace and Matthew Peeler’s compelling “Harriet Tubman’s Deep Voice”

Early in 2021, MyHeritage, said to be “the world’s leading genealogy website,” partnered with D-ID, an Israeli platform for so-called generative AI, to launch a new feature called “Deep Nostalgia.” Deep Nostalgia™ focalizes and animates the faces of family members and other historical figures pictured in old photographs to create a live effect. Forebears long since departed smile, blink, look sidewise, and tilt or narrowly turn their heads.

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