Researchers find a way to make photos and muted videos ‘speak’ – here’s what it could mean for your privacy

Capturing audio from a still image may feel like something out of a science fiction novel, but one scientist has actually figured out a way to do it, with the helping hand of AI.

By creating a machine learning tool called Side Eye, a team led by Northeastern University professor of electrical and computer engineering and computer science Kevin Fu can read images to an extraordinary degree.