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One of the sad truths of American life is that sexual material tends to be on the cutting edge of technology. This probably dates back to Gutenberg, but more recently we’ve seen it with VCRs and then streaming video. And now, artificial intelligence images called deepfakes are hitting the news the same way but are sure to become an issue in all future conflicts and elections.
In the latest case, New Jersey teen girls were victimized by artificially created, sexualized images. And there’s little they can do about it. “At least one student had used girls’ photos found online to create the fake nudes and then shared them with other boys in group chats,” according to the New York Post. One of the victims was a 14-year-old girl who had fake sexual images created of her.
There’s a school investigation and police are involved, but whatever happens, the penalty won’t equal what the girl faces. Those false images could be shared online and follow her around forever.
Government can help by moving forward with privacy legislation. If companies aren’t as free to collect your data, then it becomes harder for AI to mine