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Publication date: December 13, 2022

AI photography is going viral — and raising concerns about safety, privacy and ethics

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/ Jumping on the AI self-portrait trend? Here’s what cyber security experts are warning.

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Digital portraits made with artificial intelligence are all over the internet and look vibrant, imaginative and enticing … but they also may be used to compile user data, experts say.

Social media is covered in fantastical portraits created by Lensa AI, a photo-editing app that released a “magic avatar” feature in November. Its popularity landed it the No. 1 spot in iOS App Store’s “Photo & Video” category in early December .The app needs at least 10 pictures of a person to generate a portrait of them. Then the system assigns numerical values to different facial points and adds those numbers up to create new digital images of the person.The required facial scan has consequences though.Companies “try to entice you to give your data away and you get something in return, which are pleasurable experiences,” […]

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