I can't stop watching this AI colourised video of 1930s London

A screenshot of a video showing a London street in the 1930s in AI-enhanced colour
(Image credit: NASS on YouTube)

There's a lot of talk among the art and design worlds about the pros and cons of AI-generated imagery (and let's be honest, it's mostly the latter). From deepfakes to nightmarish DALL-E 2 creations, we've seen plenty of examples of how the the tech can be used for somewhat nefarious ends. But every now and again we see something truly brilliant.

This incredible digitally remastered footage uses AI to colourise 1930s footage of London, and it's so crisp and bright that it feels like you're actually there. Video restorer NASS has upgraded tons of street footage on YouTube, and even upscaled it to super-smooth 60 FPS. Check out the London video below, and for some slightly more dubious examples of AI-generated video, take a look at the most terrifying deepfakes around.

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.