Incident 465: Generative Models Trained on Dataset Containing Private Medical Photos

Description: Text-to-image models trained using the LAION-5B dataset such as Stable Diffusion and Imagen were able to regurgitate private medical record photos which were used as training data without consent or recourse for removal.


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Alleged: Stability AI , Google and LAION developed an AI system deployed by Stability AI and Google, which harmed people having medical photos online.

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Artist finds private medical record photos in popular AI training data set · 2022

Late last week, a California-based AI artist who goes by the name Lapine discovered private medical record photos taken by her doctor in 2013 referenced in the LAION-5B image set, which is a scrape of publicly available images on the web. A…


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