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Deepfake porn: rejection against an app that allows you to edit sexual videos so that any woman appears

2021-09-17T18:45:52.447Z

An MIT investigation revealed the ease with which artificial intelligence can cause 'irreparable harm'.



09/17/2021 11:59 AM

  • Clarín.com

  • Technology

Updated 09/17/2021 11:59 AM

"

Turning Anyone Into A Pornstar Using Deepfake Technology To Replace A Person's Face In An Adult Video

".

That is the goal of a website that became controversial this week from an article published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): it allows you to put a person's face and

"turn" them into a 

pornstar.

“The website in question is striking for its simplicity.

On a white background, a huge blue button invites users to upload a photo of a face.

Under the button, four faces generated by artificial intelligence

(AI) allow to test the service

”, they explained from the MIT note.

It all started with deepfake researcher Henry Ajder, who realized that this page was doing a reprehensible practice.

From the site they preferred to

refer to the controversial page as "Y" in

order not to advertise it.

Deepfakes are a type of editing that is strikingly similar to reality, even with videos.

There are even applications that with a simple photo can add movement as if a video had been recorded.

They work by artificial intelligence.

Hitler and Stalin were the protagonists of a viral deepfake this year.

“From the beginning, deepfakes, or synthetic content generated by AI, have been used primarily to create pornographic representations of women, which

often feel psychologically devastating

.

The original creator of Reddit who popularized the technology changed the faces of famous women in porn videos, ”explained from MIT.

According to research by Sensity AI,

between 90% and 95% of all deepfake videos

online are pornography without consent, and in about 90% of those videos the protagonists are women.

The danger: it is very easy to do it

The main problem is that the victims of these videos deal with is how easy it is to make them.

These pages allow users to replace one face with another to generate this content.

Although this is usually combated and the sites are reported, the problem is that the code of these programs is

already circulating on the web and it is very easy to use it.

The last site of its kind received more than 6.7 million visits in August, according to researcher Genevieve Oh. popular movies or videos.

But, as the first pornographic app dedicated to the exchange of faces,

'Y' takes the subject to a new level, ”explains MIT.

This is because it is “tailor-made” to create pornographic images of people without their consent, according to the founder of the non-profit organization EndTAB, Adam Dodge “This makes it easier for creators to improve deepfakes for this specific use and it attracts people

who otherwise would not have thought of creating deepfake porn.

Every time there is something so specialized, a new corner of the internet is created that will attract new users, "explains Dodge.

How to use?

When the user uploads a photo of a face, the site opens a library of porn videos

. The vast majority are women, although a small number are also men, mainly gay porn. The user can then select any video to generate a preview of the face swap result in seconds and pay to download the full version.

The results are far from perfect and some errors can be seen in the editing.

Many of the face swaps are obviously fake, with faces glowing and distorted when rotated at different angles.

But to any observer, some are subtle enough

to pass for real, and the trajectory of deepfakes

has already shown how quickly they can become indistinguishable from reality.

According to specialists, this

damages people psychologically.

Images and videos are difficult to remove from the internet and new material can be created at any time.

SL

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Source: clarin

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