Taylor Swift deepfakes: new technologies have long been weaponised against women. The solution involves us all

Sat, 2 Mar 2024 05:16:40 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam

"Sexually graphic “deepfake” images of Taylor Swift went viral on social media
last week, fuelling widespread condemnation from Swifties, the general public
and even the White House.

This problem isn’t new. Swift is one of many celebrities and public figures,
mainly women, who have fallen victim to deepfake pornography in recent years.
High-profile examples garner significant media attention, but the increasingly
sophisticated nature of AI means anyone can now be targeted.

While there are grave concerns about the broader implications of deepfakes,
it’s important to remember the technology isn’t the cause of abuse. It’s just
another tool used to enact it."

       *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net               Andrew Pam
http://xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
https://glasswings.com.au/            Partner, Glass Wings
https://sericyb.com.au/               Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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