How it feels to be sexually objectified by an AI



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My social media feeds this week have been dominated by two hot topics: OpenAI’s latest chatbot, ChatGPT, and the viral AI avatar app Lensa. I love playing around with new technology, so I gave Lensa a go. 

I was hoping to get results similar to my colleagues at MIT Technology Review. The app generated realistic and flattering avatars for them—think astronauts, warriors, and electronic music album covers. 

Instead, I got tons of nudes. Out of 100 avatars I generated, 16 were topless, and another 14 had me in extremely skimpy clothes and overtly sexualized poses. You can read my story here.

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By: Melissa Heikkilä
Title: How it feels to be sexually objectified by an AI
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Published Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2022 11:07:32 +0000


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