Researchers and privacy advocates are taking notice of the alarming surge in popularity of applications and websites that use artificial intelligence to undress women in images, according to a Bloomberg study. A staggering 24 million users viewed these undressing websites in September alone, according to social network analysis firm Graphika. This finding underscores a concerning increase in non-consensual pornography fueled by advances in artificial intelligence.
A brief about Websites that allow users to utilize AI to undress ladies in pictures are visited by over 24 million people
Popular social networks have been used by the so-called “nudify” services for marketing purposes; since the year began, the number of links promoting undressing apps on sites like X and Reddit has increased by over 2,400%. These businesses, which primarily target women, use AI technology to virtually undress people. Since many of the photos in this proliferation were stolen from social media without the subjects’ knowledge or agreement, there are significant ethical and legal issues.
Some commercials suggest that buyers could produce nude photographs and send them to the individual who is digitally undressed, which is a disturbing trend that could lead to harassment. Google has responded by declaring that it will not tolerate sexually explicit content in its advertisements and is taking steps to remove such content. Requests for comments have not yet received a response from Reddit or X, though.
As worries about this issue develop, no federal legislation specifically forbids the production of deepfake pornography in the United States at this time. A recent case in North Carolina represents the first prosecution under a law prohibiting the deepfake production of child sexual assault material. The child psychiatrist was found guilty and sentenced to 40 years in prison for utilizing undressing apps on patient images.
TikTok and Meta Platforms Inc. have taken action to restrict keywords linked to these undressing apps in response to the concerning trend. Users are cautioned by TikTok that the term “undress” can be linked to content that violates its guidelines, and Meta Platforms Inc. has declined to comment further on its activities.