Zao Deepfake App
A new iOS app called Zao, developed by Chinese developer MoMo, was the most-downloaded China over the weekend, as it takes deepfakes to the next level by letting users superimpose their faces onto celebrities in just seconds rather than hours or even days. So far, the only issue users have had is with their privacy policy, which states that the developers could keep and reuse their images forever. Read more for a video of the software in-action.



As you can see in the demo videos above and below, the AI works near instantaneously. A similar app, called FakeApp, uses an artificial neural network, a GPU, and three to four gigabytes of storage space to generate the fake video, so we’re guessing Zao might require similar specifications for their deepfakes.