AI company Alias Technologies has developed an AI-powered social media platform known as BeFake, putting pressure on existing social platforms such as Facebook and Instagram.
The irony of the platform is that BeFake users can truly express themselves through the act of being fake.
Founded by Kristen Garcia Dumont, former CEO of Machine Zone, BeFake also offers users new ways to explore their identity, authenticity, and “creativity beyond the limits of the physical world.”
BeFake is a bot-like platform that helps generate content for users as well as user-generated content. While social media platforms are currently focused on still images, further expansion into video generation cannot be ruled out.
all the way fake
This social media platform is based on the tagline, “Why be real when you can be fake?” This confirms Garcia-Dumont’s belief that being authentic is “extremely stressful” and can “make socializing too difficult.”
According to an article in venture beatthe user can enter a text prompt that transforms into an enhanced visual.
“BeFake represents a revolution in how we interact with social media and the growing presence of AI in social circles,” said Garcia-Dumont.
“This is more than just an app. It is an expressive outlet that enables new ways to connect with friends through AI-generated visuals. We believe truthfulness can shine through fantasy as well as reality. I have,” she added.
Garcia Dumont added that the BeFake platform serves as a welcome introduction to AI prompts. The whole idea of integrating generative AI technology into social networks to create an app was to create fake versions of humans, she said.
Similar to BeReal, the app randomly reminds users to take pictures with both the front and rear cameras on at the same time. However, rather than portraying what you are doing or your real environment, BeFake puts you in any environment that the built-in AI generator likes.
Lifehacker describes the platform as “more fake than Instagram.”
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From imagination to visualization
Basically, BeFake allows users to transform their imagination into images and place them in reality. A visualization of their wild imagination.
“People want social media to be ambitious and want to look their best online.BeFake allows users to easily create AI-enhanced moments anytime and share their creativity with friends. You can share it with,” says Garcia-Dumont.
“I am truly passionate about breaking down the barriers of human connection and using AI to democratize social media and reduce the stress, pressure and vulnerability many of us feel when posting. I believe we can,” added the CEO. She was previously CEO of Machine Zone and helped found her two of the world’s most profitable mobile games, Game of War and Mobile Strike.
The app, which has been hailed by users as “different” and “interesting”, comes amid growing concerns about the authenticity of content on social media due to the proliferation of misinformation and deepfakes.
In reply to your post about apps on the X platform, Paul Coubert “Interesting concept, but I don’t think it’s going to be really popular. Current social media trends are more about authenticity.”
AI-based social media apps are coming.
Kristen Garcia-Dumont, former CEO of Machinezone, founded a new social media app called BeFake to redefine social media.
The app allows users to snap fantasy versions of themselves using AI-generated images.
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— Rowan Chan (@rowancheung) August 18, 2023
From Content Consumer to Content Creator
According to Garcia Dumont, BeFake also aims to create fun among its users by turning them into content creators rather than content-only consumers. But getting the right prompts can be difficult, she said.
With this in mind, the platform already has instant suggestions, for example, users can choose to ‘make me hot’ or ‘put me in space with planets around’.
“The fake was our starting point. Now we start with the real user, you. I understand,” she said.
Users can still generate images for free, but it remains to be seen how the platform balances gaining computing power and giving it away for free. Generation AI process.
However, VentureBeat reports show that power users will eventually be charged a subscription to generate more images or access more features. Weekly access to this app requires a $2.99 subscription and a $9.99 monthly subscription.
be fake is now available on the App Store and Google Play.