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Yesterday, thanks to the #ZAO app I created a video with my face on Sheldon Cooper. This morning, I deleted the video in the app (no more available in « My Creation » tab)

Guess what? #ZAO is not deleting your video. The video is still available online:…
On @Weibo #Zao wrote:
« 4. If you choose to delete your data or account, "ZAO" will follow correct legal procedures to ensure the deletion of relevant data. »

They lied.
Tic tac, tic tac, ...

7 hours after his deletion, my video is still available online…
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It’s time for a thread about #ZAO, the new Chinese app which blew up since Friday. The app is accessible only to Chinese people for the moment but I managed to get an account ;)

This "AI facial" app allows you to add your face on predefined clip.

Let’s start by the beginning, as far as I can see, #ZAO is NOT uploading your camera roll to their servers.

Yes, they upload the photo you use to create the deep fake to their server (which makes sense)

As said this morning and during the #FaceApp episode, for privacy reasons, don’t upload your face to a random app.

Yes, this is cool but once your face is uploaded you lose your rights on it. They can do whatever they want

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In case you haven't heard, #ZAO is a Chinese app which completely blew up since Friday. Best application of 'Deepfake'-style AI facial replacement I've ever seen.

Here's an example of me as DiCaprio (generated in under 8 secs from that one photo in the thumbnail) 🤯
It's already under a lot of fire for user privacy protection under their terms and conditions. So consider this my sacrifice to demonstrate so you don't have to give up your portrait identity rights 😅
It’s clear that #ZAO isn’t really going for "accuracy" per se, but rather a "subjective" good looking result. Similar to a beauty cam, it retains facial structure of the original actors, so the cherry picked results more or less always looks good and encourages users to share.
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