Occurred: October 2023
Girls at Westfield High School in New Jersey, USA, have been subjected to fake nude images of them being shared among other students. The incident spared uproar and prompted a police investigation.
Male classmates reputedly used girls' photos found online to concoct and circulate AI-generated pornographic images of female students as young as 14 years old in group chats. One victim told the Wall Street Journal, 'We're aware that there are creepy guys out there but you'd never think one of your classmates would violate you like this.'
It had taken four days before the school found out that the boys had been using AI image generators to create and share fake the deepfakes, though they 'believed' the images had since been deleted and were no longer in circulation.
The Wall Street Journal reported that families of four of the victims had filed police reports, and a New Jersey senator had asked county prosecutors to investigate.
Technology: Deepfake - image; Generative adversarial network (GAN); Neural network; Deep learning; Machine learning
Transparency: Governance; Marketing
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Published: November 2023