Xpression Is An AR App That Lets You Impersonate Anyone

by Jamie Feltham • May 10th, 2018

Put away the blowtorch and close that bribe briefcase; there might be a new way to force a confession out of someone (too dark?).

Xpression is a new AR app from the same team that brought you social VR app, EmbodyMe. It’s similar to the facial scanning avatar messaging you can see on Apple’s iPhone X, only instead of virtual critters the app uses real life videos to let you embody just about anyone you want to be. Simply hold your face up to a phone’s camera and say something; the app will read your lip movements and then mirror them on the given video of a person, making it look like they’re saying what you’re saying.

Check it out in the trailer below, which features a certain US President that knows a thing or two about fake messages.

The tech looks slightly wonky, but that’s part of the fun. The developers are also looking to add video chat support, post-processing and more features in the future.

The app is available now on iOS and works on iPhone 6s or above.

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  • Nosfar

    Am I the only one that thinks this is getting to the too far stage. Soon they can make us be guilty of a crime and confess to it with out us ever having to be there..i love VR and AT but this is too much.

    • Ryan Kelly

      Power-abusers / officers / authority have been getting “confessions” from the “guilty” for thousands of years, though.
      People are only concerned about this abuse of power now that no one (including themselves) will have no defense from it.

  • Ted Joseph

    Still easy to spot.

  • Jim P

    This, Googles AI and Boston Dynamics. Things that you need to worry about.