Tuesday 3 September 2019

Deepflake app puts your face in the movies.

Image result for Deepfake app puts your face in the movies.

If you’ve always dreamed of starring alongside your favourite actor in a film
or TV programme, now you can - well, at least your face can.
A new deepfake app has gone viral in China, which lets users place their face onto actors in famous film and TV scenes.
The app, called Zao, was released on Friday, and quickly reached the top of the Chinese iOS App Store charts, according to a report by Bloomberg .
To use the app, users simply upload a photo of their face to the Zao app, and choose which film or TV programme they’d like to see it in.

According to one user, the app takes just eight seconds to slot your face into the scene.
Twitter user Allan Xia has posted a number of videos of his face in famous scenes - and they’re scarily convincing.
Mr Xia tested the app by placing his face on The Hulk, Kate Winslet in Titanic, and even on Black Pink’s Jennie.
While many will likely see the app as harmless fun, its developer’s privacy policy has generated concerns among users.
According to Bloomberg, the policy includes a clause that says that the developer gets a “free, irrevocable, permanent, transferable, and relicense-able” license to all user-generated content.

It takes just eight seconds

In response to the backlash, the app's developer has clarified that it won’t use users’ photos or videos for anything other than app improvements without their permission.
However, Mr Xia also highlighted important concerns about users uploading images of other to Zao.
He tweeted: “What truly remains to be see is how apps like Zao can prevent users uploading videos of others to be Deepfake'd without permission.
“Corporations can always sue, but as the BarbraStreisandEffect has shown, the average person can't do much if they're forced to become a meme.”

The Mirror.

No comments:

Post a Comment