AI image generation and deep fakes ….

tomO2013

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I read this article over at ars : https://arstechnica.com/information...ly-time-to-take-your-photos-off-the-internet/

As a subject matter , it wasn’t a surprise to me in any way… i’ve followed the progress with stable diffusion, mid journey, etc… I’d considered myself somewhat up-to-date in the areas of AI and machine learning but the pace of innovation in this space is simply staggering. It’s almost impossible to keep up in the day job! That being said, the moral aspects of this, while something I’d personally chatted with friends about on a number of occasions …. I think this article really summed up nicely the concerns.

In a nutshell (for those looking for the TLDR) they ran an experiment with a made up individual called ‘John’ and put him in various situations that would typically cause some concern e.g dressed up as a cloud, a member of a paramilitary organization etc…
While if you look closely it’s possible to determine that it’s machine generated… for now (key point) it is good enough that on a small screen devices (without zooming in) it is hard to tell the difference between fact and fiction.
They asked questions about the moral aspects with respect to the sexualization of women, revenge porn, online bullying etc…

Personally I think it’s too late to stop progress …. and as always, the technology will be in place before the legislation/regulation catches up and comes into place with forms of consequence to abuses and nefarious uses of the technology.

Still I think for our loved ones, especially the younger generation that more readily share private photos on the internet, it’s worth having a conversation about this. Education and discussion is the best form of address.
 

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Still I think for our loved ones, especially the younger generation that more readily share private photos on the internet, it’s worth having a conversation about this. Education and discussion is the best form of address.
At the rate things are going, you won’t need to share any photos. They’ll be able to fake anything.
 
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