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Wombo, to create deepfakes by lip-syncing photos of people with songs

If current mobile applications for creating videos weren’t enough deepfakes, now a new one has just appeared on the scene with which he will make us spend hours of fun and entertainment, although luckily, the weekend is already very close.

Is about Wombo, which already today is giving a lot to talk about, and it is possible that we have already been able to see some videos on social networks, allowing basically to animate images of faces by synchronizing the movements of the lips based on the chosen songs, currently having available About 14 popular songs to choose from, with more to come along the way.

More fun at the expense of deepfakes

For a better result, the application recommends using photos from the front, at eye level, and if possible, without showing your teeth, allowing both the use of photos captured directly with the mobile camera and those photos that already are stored in them.

Even so, it must be borne in mind that the movements will appear somewhat exaggerated, a little ridiculous, obtaining low-resolution videos, to allow them to be shared on social networks, nothing to deceive with respect to the deepfakes results that professionals can create with specialized tools.

Also based on the transfer of movements

And as with the latest MyHeritage feature, called Deep Nostalgia, which has also given much talk, Wombo has also made use of video clips, called base videos (on MyHeritage they call lead videos), where it basically uses Automatic learning to transfer the movements of the lips of the actors participating in the video clips to the lips of the faces available in the images that users upload from the application, the conversion process of which takes a few seconds.

Wombo is available for free (although it has a level premium ad-free, priority processing) via its app for Android and iOS devices.

With regard to concerns about user privacy, its CEO, Ben-Zion Benkhin, assures that he takes it seriously, noting that all data is deleted and it is not shared or sent to anyone else.

Regarding the subject of copyright, there are already musicians who have approached those responsible for the application, taking an interest so that they can incorporate their musical themes, thereby allowing them that their works can reach a wider audience that allows them to be more known, an aspect that also adds to the fact that the rights of existing songs are currently being addressed to avoid future problems.