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# 251576 2-Jul-2019 09:48
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Obviously not going to post links or screenshots (lol) etc so if that's what your'e after, wrong site ;)

 

 

 

Is there really a place for this sort of thing in the world ? Just a perverts gimmick ? 

 

I see the author was charging for it, you'd have to be pretty sad to pay for it when theres millions of free images already out there...... (I hear)

 

 

 

The actual workings behind this sort of thing interests me, not the subject matter. :) 

 

 





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  # 2268278 2-Jul-2019 10:09
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no needs but good on them for identify a gap and capitalising on it, wish I was that clever.

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  # 2268282 2-Jul-2019 10:16
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I have never heard of this, should raise some interesting alarms shortly when i google this at work..... 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2268284 2-Jul-2019 10:18
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It's a gimmick. On the PC side it says a lot they did not include men.

The occurance does raise some relevant questions about ownership and use of personal data.

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  # 2268285 2-Jul-2019 10:21
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hsvhel: I have never heard of this, should raise some interesting alarms shortly when i google this at work..... 

 

Ha ha ha - I'm not going there, the hassle is definitely not worth it!


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  # 2268290 2-Jul-2019 10:36
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xpd:

 

The actual workings behind this sort of thing interests me, not the subject matter. :) 

 

 

 

 

If the workings behinds this sort of thing interests you, you might want to check out "The Butterfly Effect" with Jon Ronson from Audible.   Haven't listened to it myself yet, but it is apparently a very interesting listen.


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  # 2268291 2-Jul-2019 10:38
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Any chance someone could explain what this is about for those of us not currently able to Google it?


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  # 2268305 2-Jul-2019 11:05
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gcorgnet:

 

Any chance someone could explain what this is about for those of us not currently able to Google it?

 

 

 

 

 

DeepNude used artificial intelligence to create the “deepfake” images, presenting realistic approximations of what a woman — it was not designed to work on men — might look like without her clothes

 

 

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  # 2268318 2-Jul-2019 11:05
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It's an app which uses machine learning / AI to generate an image of a naked woman when fed an clothed image. Sounds like it isn't that good:

 

 

 

"As we’ve seen with previous examples of deepfake pornography, the quality of the output is varied. It’s certainly not photorealistic, and when examined closely the images are easy to spot as fake. The AI flesh is blurry and pixelated, and the process works best on high-resolution images when the target is already wearing revealing clothes like a swimsuit.

 

But at lower resolutions — or when seen only briefly — the fake images are easy to mistake for the real thing, and could cause untold damage to individuals’ lives."

 

Creators have pulled it as it has gone viral, and they feel there is too much potential for misuse (even with the heaverly watermarked output files).

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/06/27/deepfake_nudes_app_pulled/

https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/27/18760896/deepfake-nude-ai-app-women-deepnude-non-consensual-pornography

 

 


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  # 2268319 2-Jul-2019 11:09
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The answer to the questioned put in the topic heading is NO there is not a place for it.





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  # 2268331 2-Jul-2019 11:20
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It humiliates and demeans the very real people it is applied to. It is blatantly sexist, as well as puerile. I read somewhere that when it is applied to males, they are given vulvas instead of penises. That should say enough. The technology is clever and interesting from a technological perspective, but not when it is used this way. It is a vile perversion of something that might actually have valid uses, but this is definitely not one of them.

 

 





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  # 2268342 2-Jul-2019 11:29
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wow.. I was far from imagining this is what it was... yeah agreed, no place for it... There are defintely some twisted people...

 

Mildly impressed by the technology aspect of it though (depending on well it works, I guess)


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  # 2268346 2-Jul-2019 11:37
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Does Geekzone have a random watchlist generator? I received an email timed as soon as xpd posted advising that a new message had been posted to this subject I was supposedly subscribed to. I'm used to my scrolling thumb landing on forum buttons on the righthand side of the screen but I frequently get email prompts to topics posted when I'm not browsing the forum. Is Peter Reader stirring the pot when he gets bored?

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  # 2268383 2-Jul-2019 12:50
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If someone is interested in it, and it's not illegal everywhere on the planet, then yes there is a place for it online IMHO. 





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  # 2268391 2-Jul-2019 12:56
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Lias:

 

If someone is interested in it, and it's not illegal everywhere on the planet, then yes there is a place for it online IMHO. 

 

 

That's sad. Seriously just stop for a moment and think about the sort of things you have just endorsed as having a place online. I'm not even going to give examples.

 

N.

 

 





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  # 2268396 2-Jul-2019 12:58
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You know what - I am going to give an example.

 

You just argued that Child Pornography has a place online.

 

http://chartsbin.com/view/q4y

 

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