SAG-AFTRA demands ban on explicit AI Taylor Swift photos.

January 27, 2024
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TLDR: SAG-AFTRA has condemned the AI-generated explicit images of Taylor Swift that recently went viral. The union called the images “upsetting, harmful, and deeply concerning” and stated that the development and dissemination of fake images without someone’s consent must be made illegal. They also expressed support for Congressman Joe Morelle’s Preventing Deepfakes of Intimate Images Act. The incident has sparked a conversation about the need for more protections against AI and content moderation. The White House has called the images “alarming” and called for social media companies to strengthen their content moderation policies. This is not an isolated incident, as many women have been subjected to AI-generated explicit images without their permission. AI deepfake porn is a disturbing use of the technology, and AI has also been used to create new material without artists’ consent. AI was a key point during SAG’s strike last year, and they support the Human Artistry Campaign to prioritize human creativity and ensure AI doesn’t outsource art.

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