Incident 314: Stable Diffusion Abused by 4chan Users to Deepfake Celebrity Porn

Description: Stable Diffusion, an open-source image generation model by Stability AI, was reportedly leaked on 4chan prior to its release date, and was used by its users to generate pornographic deepfakes of celebrities.


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Alleged: Stability AI , Runway , LAION , EleutherAI and CompVis LMU developed an AI system deployed by Stability AI, which harmed Stability AI and deepfaked celebrities.

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Deepfakes: Uncensored AI art model prompts ethics questions · 2022

A new open source AI image generator capable of producing realistic pictures from any text prompt has seen stunningly swift uptake in its first week. Stability AI’s Stable Diffusion, high fidelity but capable of being run on off-the-shelf c…


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