Artificial Intelligence, App DeepNude Creates Nude Images Of Real Women In A Click
By James Vincent
A new AI-powered software tool makes it easy for anyone to generate realistic nude images of women simply by feeding the program a picture of the intended target wearing clothes.
The app is called DeepNude and it’s the latest example of AI-generated deepfakes being used to create compromising images of unsuspecting women. The software was first spotted by Motherboard’s Samantha Cole, and is available to download free for Windows, with a premium version that offers better resolution output images available for $99.
As we’ve seen with previous examples of deepfake pornography, the quality of the output is varied. It’s certainly not photorealistic, and when examined closely the images are easy to spot as fake. The AI flesh is blurry and pixelated, and the process works best on high-resolution images when the target is already wearing revealing clothes like a swimsuit.
But at lower resolutions — or when seen only briefly — the fake images are easy to mistake for the real thing, and could cause untold damage to individuals’ lives.