Unless you were sitting under the rock for the last week, you’ve heard of the FaceApp. Does that ring any bells? You would have certainly seen your friends or celebrities sharing their supernatural and uncanny pictures looking older than their actual age.
Looks cool right? Well, this app allows users to upload photos of their faces and have them automatically edited to look like their future selves, replete with wrinkles and greying hair. Notably, this app gained a massive 4.8 ratings on the App Store and 80 million active users.
How does it work?
The FaceApp uses advanced Artificial Intelligence and Neural network technology to detect the ideal spots for wrinkles, smile, grey hairs and other features on your face.
It’s all fun, and we happily skip past the privacy aspect until someone reveals that FaceApp headquarters is in Saint Petersburg, Russia. To make is more precise, a Russian company called Wireless Lab owns FaceApp, and the Russians are known for flexing the democracy rules and aboveboard online activities.