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Great app that is ‘undressed’ women sparks backlash, will be taken offline

This screengrab was taken on the 28th of June, 2019 at the latest, in Washington, shows the Twitter account of the company DeepNude app.
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A great app that uses a form of artificial intelligence to “sex,” images of women are all dressed, it is taken offline by the developer.

System board, first drew attention to DeepNude, reporting on Wednesday that the app uses machine-learning technology “to undress” in the images by means of algorithms, analysis of parts of the body to them.

To quote an anonymous programmer who goes by the alias “Alberto,” Motherboard reported that the application had been “trained” with the use of a machine learning system, called Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs). The app will only work on images of women, because there are thousands and thousands of pictures of naked women on the internet porn, but Alberto told the Board.

The app, which led to outcry and was widely condemned. On Monday, the servers were struggling to cope with the demand of the market.

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On Thursday, @deepnudeapp Twitter account has tweeted that the app is “offline”. “Why is that? Since we do not expect that this visit, our servers are in the need of reinforcement. We are a close-knit team. We need to fix some of the bugs and catch our breath. We will be trying to DeepNude to be stable and working. We will be back up and running in a matter of days,” he said.

Next tweeted a declaration stating that the application was taken offline for good. “We’ve had this project on the user’s entertainment for a couple of months ago. We thought We’d sell a few more sales each and every month in a safe and controlled way,” he said. “To be honest, the app isn’t that great, but it works only with some pictures. We never thought it would grow to be viral, and we wouldn’t be in a position to control the flow of traffic.”

“In spite of the security measures that have been approved (watermark), as over 500,000 people, and the chance that people will abuse of it is too high,” DeepNude he said. “We don’t want to spend money to earn money in this way.”

“The world is not yet ready for the DeepNude,” it added.

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The free version of the app will have a big watermark all over the images, the Motherboard reports that while the $50 version with a smaller watermark in a corner of the image. It can be easily cut off, according to the Board.

The government DeepNude is in the midst of the growing concern about the potential negative impact on the AI. The technology, for example, may be used for the creation of a “deepfake videos with an overlay on the image or the sound.

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