Every now and then an app for editing images or making funny videos appears and takes by storm the smartphones of millions of users around the world. We have seen it before in cases like Face App or Reface and now it is the turn of Wombo.
Make your selfies sing
This is an application that uses artificial intelligence to generate the so-called deepfakes from a selfie. We can take it in situ or choose it from our image gallery. And for what purpose? Well, no more and no less than to generate a short video (no more than 30 seconds, depending on the case) where the protagonist of the photograph will sing one of the songs that can be chosen and will move to its rhythm, synchronizing the lips and the rest of the parts of the face.
But it is not only the AI development that hides its code, but also the interface and process to generate the videos. You don't need to be a professor of applied physics at Stanford University, since you only need to take a selfie or choose a photo, adjust the size and choose any of the songs to put your photo to dance: Rick Astley, Vengaboys, James Brown, Michael Jackson... there are several songs available to make a fool of yourself. Then, download the video to your mobile or share it with your friends (because if you don't, what fun is it if you do not share this bullshit?)
The results in some cases are improvable, we suppose it's an aspect that its developers will have to improve, but in any case it's fun. And about the data that is shared... well, its responsible are Canadians, so maybe you don't have to worry about a shady management of your personal data in Eastern Europe and you only have to do it for the NSA or who knows what American intelligence agency...