What happens when so-called Deepfake technology falls into the hands of everyone with a smartphone camera?
Zao, an iOS app that lets users substitute their own face for that of a celebrity in video clips, has topped the Apple’s (sic) App Store rankings in China… App Annie said that the free app was downloaded millions of times and quickly went viral
The app is rough but can make some remarkable Deepfake videos. At home.
Josh Horwitz on Reuters:
Consumers sign up for ZAO with their phone number and upload images of their face, using photographs taken with their smartphone. They can then choose from a range of videos of celebrities on which to superimpose their face, and share the videos with their friends.
Scary. This will not end well. I expect it and the technology to be banned or highly regulated. After the next election.