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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: zao.momocdn.com/zaovideo/BA/03…
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

zao.momocdn.com/zaovideo/BA/03…
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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.

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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)

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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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