Tech & Science Deepfakes: Reddit bans AI-generated fake celebrity porn

18:30  12 february  2018
18:30  12 february  2018 Source:   theweek.co.uk

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Mr DeepFakes is the largest and most user-friendly celebrity deepfake porn tube site. Deepfake , or "Deep Fake " is a term used to define "deep learning" from AI (artificial intelligence) learning to create realistic fake videos.

6 months. Following other recent bans on the controversial practice of AI - generated , face-swapped porn , Reddit too has brought the ban hammer down. The controversy around this kind of video blew up when Motherboard reported on Reddit user “ deepfakes ” who recreated a fake AI-powered porn

Deepfakes: Reddit bans AI-generated fake celebrity porn © Reddit Deepfakes: Reddit bans AI-generated fake celebrity porn

Reddit has joined a growing number of social networks in banning fake celebrity pornography generated by artificial intelligence (AI). 

The ban includes content created and shared by members of a subreddit chat forum set up by a user known as deepfakes. The group used AI-powered software to make masks of celebrities and place them onto the bodies of porn performers in adult videos.

Celebrities whose likenesses have been used include Wonder Woman star Gal Dadot, Scarlett Johansson and Star Wars lead Daisy Ridley.

The practice was “brought to the wider public’s attention in December” through the deepfakes subreddit, which amassed more than 91,000 subscribers before it was banned, says BBC News.

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A new Reddit policy, announced Wednesday, bans all porn posted without the subjects’ permission, including fake celebrity porn . The decision was spurred by the rise of “ deepfakes ,” a new kind of

Reddit , Twitter Ban Deepfake Celebrity Porn Videos. Twitter and Reddit are both looking to put an end to the distribution of AI -powered celebrity porn over their platforms.

According to the news site, Reddit had “been under growing pressure to act” after websites including Twitter, Gfycat and Pornhub introduced their own bans on mocked-up celebrity porn over the past week. 

  Deepfakes: Reddit bans AI-generated fake celebrity porn © Reddit/Vox Visitors to the deepfakes subreddit are now met by a message saying the page violates the chat forum’s content policy, as it classes the shared material as “involuntary pornography”.

The forum told its users that it will be relying on “first-party reports” as a means to identify pornographic images created without the consent of those in them, although it will “take context into account” in each instance, The Verge reports. 

According to Forbes, “not everything on the [deepfakes] subreddit was porn”, with some members simply “exploring” the technology. 

For instance, the news website says, there were a number of videos where members had added Nicolas Cage to movies he hadn’t starred in by using AI software to place his face on the body of the original performer.

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