DeepFaceLive

September 2021

DeepFaceLive, a new open source tool created by Russian developer Ivan Petrov (aka 'Iperov'), allows users to change their appearance in real-time on Skype, Zoom, Twitch and other video messaging systems.

The tool, which draws on well-known celebrity face deepfake datasets, can easily be used to commit fraud, misinformation and disinformation, and other forms of misuse and abuse.

A secretive Russian developer who had earlier shared footage of the tool’s interface to a deepfake forum, Iperov is also credited with helping develop DeepFaceLab, the most widely used open-source tool for creating deepfakes.

Operator: DeepFaceLive
Developer:
Ivan Petrov
Country: Russia
Sector:
Technology
Purpose:
Transform identity
Technology: Deepfake - video
Issue:
Privacy; Ethics; Dual/multi-use; Mis/disinformation
Opacity: Governance