Incident 423: Lensa AI's Produced Unintended Sexually Explicit or Suggestive "Magic Avatars" for Women

Description: Lensa AI's "Magic Avatars" were reportedly generating sexually explicit and sexualized features disproportionately for women and Asian women despite not submitting any sexual content.


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Alleged: Lensa AI , Stability AI , Runway , LAION , EleutherAI and CompVis LMU developed an AI system deployed by Lensa AI, which harmed women using Lensa AI and Asian women using Lensa AI.

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