A new online technique called deepfake is causing people to be worried more fake news and other things that can mislead people. The word "deepfake" is a combination "deep learning" (which is an important part artificial intelligence) and "fake" (which means not real). Deepfake software allows people to replace part a picture or video with another picture or video image. The result is a fake video. The software means you can put your face the face a talking president or movie star. This process will make your face speak the voice that president or movie star. Many people are worried the technology will be used national elections. Deepfake videos could be used to trick voters.
A new deepfake app has gone viral China. It lets users the app put their face the top of actors in scenes from movies or TV shows. The app is called Zao. It went to number one the Chinese iOS App Store chart just a few days after its release. A Twitter user has achieved a little fame posting the Zao videos of himself famous TV and movie scenes. His videos show that he really looks the main actor in the movies The Hulk, Titanic, and the TV fantasy drama Game of Thrones. It takes just eight seconds to do this. The Zao app is currently only available people a Chinese phone number. It cannot be downloaded from app stores in the USA or Europe.