Porn is often credited with driving innovation in technology. It may be the one of reasons we have broadband internet, HD video, and increasingly speedy mobile Wi-Fi. But while sex on the internet may drive technology forward, sometimes ethics get left waiting for a signal.
AI-assisted faceswapping technology has been rippling the corners of the internet recently, and as you may have already guessed it, it’s started with porn. Known as deepfakes, people are using the tech to swap the faces of their favorite celebrities into porn scenes, and it can be scarily convincing.