This controversial website uses AI to create fake nudes of women

A new web startup is selling algorithmically produced nudes of non-existent women. There's still some ethical concerns.

  • These Nudes Do Not Exist hopes to revolutionize online porn by selling AI-generated nude images of women for a dollar per photo.
  • The site uses Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN) algorithmic technology to generate the nude AI content using a database containing lots of nude images of real women.
  • It's extremely common for pornographic imagery of women found online to have been stolen from sex workers, so it's very difficult for machine learning engineers to find ethically sourced datasets of nude images.


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A.I. reveals which workers are most likely to quit their jobs

A.I. hasn't come for our jobs just yet, but it can figure out who is looking for a new one.

  • A new study analyzes mountains of data to see which industries have the highest level of employee volatility.
  • Volatility isn't always a bad thing, but it is always good to know about.
  • Moving to new jobs within the same industry is often a route to higher wages.
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Why democratizing AI is absolutely crucial

Without regulations, implicit bias could shape artificial intelligence into a nightmare for some.

  • Implicit biases are feelings and ideas subconsciously attributed to a group or culture based on learned associations and experiences. Everyone has them, but it can be dangerous when those biases are transferred to a powerful technology like AI.
  • By keeping the development of artificial intelligence private, we are risking building systems that are intrinsically biased against certain groups.
  • Governance and regulations are necessary to ensure that artificial intelligence remains as neutral as possible.
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This company scraped social media to feed its AI facial recognition tool. Is that legal?

If its claims are true, Clearview AI has quietly blown right past privacy norms to become the nightmare many have been fearing.

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  • Recent reporting has revealed the existence of a company that has probably scraped your personal data for its facial recognition database.
  • Though social platforms forbid it, the company has nonetheless collected personal data from everywhere it can.
  • The company's claims of accuracy and popularity with law enforcement agencies is a bit murky.
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How to beat A.I. in landing a job

Job applicants now have to contend with the growing use of artificial intelligence in hiring decisions.

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  • Artificial Intelligence is increasingly being used in hiring.
  • AI can analyze the personality and decision-making of potential employees.
  • Consultants can offer advice to candidates on dealing with AI interviews.
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