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Images of Sexual Abuse Are Fueling Algorithmic Porn (VICE)

Images of Sexual Abuse Are Fueling AI Porn
Non-consensual porn videos, like many of those shot by Czech Casting and Girls Do Porn, can live on forever in machine learning datasets.

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This new form of machine learning-generated porn and the datasets it relies on introduces a new form of abuse, where the worst moments of some women’s lives, captured on camera, are preserved, decontextualized, and spread online in service of creating porn whose makers claim to feature people who don’t actually exist.

Honza Červenka, a lawyer at McAllister Olivarius law firm who specializes in revenge porn and technology, is originally from the Czech Republic and has been following the case of Czech Casting, which is owned by Netlook, the country’s largest porn company. He told Motherboard that the idea that images are less harmful because they’re run through an algorithm and “anonymized” is a red herring. 

“It’s mad science really, and completely and utterly re-victimizing to the victims of the Czech Casting perpetrators,” he said. 

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