Emanuel Maiberg

Emanuel Maiberg

Emanuel Maiberg is interested in little known communities and processes that shape technology, troublemakers, and petty beefs. Email him at emanuel@404media.co
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Reddit: 'We Are in the Early Stages of Monetizing Our User Base'
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Reddit: 'We Are in the Early Stages of Monetizing Our User Base'

Reddit's filing with the SEC makes clear that training AI with user posts is a core part of Reddit's new business model.
Instacart’s AI Recipes Look Literally Impossible

Instacart’s AI Recipes Look Literally Impossible

Instacart is showing customers images of AI-generated food and recipes with ingredients that don’t seem to exist.
ChatGPT Started Speaking Complete Gibberish
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ChatGPT Started Speaking Complete Gibberish

OpenAI said that it has identified the issue and is monitoring the situation.
Helldivers 2 Is So Popular Players Are Squatting Servers
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Helldivers 2 Is So Popular Players Are Squatting Servers

I admit it: I'm logging in at 9am to just to secure a spot for later in the evening.
‘What Was She Supposed to Report?:’ Police Report Shows How a High School Deepfake Nightmare Unfolded
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‘What Was She Supposed to Report?:’ Police Report Shows How a High School Deepfake Nightmare Unfolded

An in-depth police report obtained by 404 Media shows how a school, and then the police, investigated a wave of AI-powered “nudify” apps in a high school.
Service Jobs Now Require Bizarre Personality Test From AI Company
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Service Jobs Now Require Bizarre Personality Test From AI Company

Paradox.ai, which is used by some of the biggest employers in the country, requires applicants to respond to dozens of confusing slides featuring a blue alien named Ash.
Microsoft’s AI Will Delete Its Own Answers Before Your Eyes
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Microsoft’s AI Will Delete Its Own Answers Before Your Eyes

Copilot knows what a ‘badonkadonk’ is, but will delete its answer after telling you.
AI-Generated Grandma Porn Is Flooding the Internet
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AI-Generated Grandma Porn Is Flooding the Internet

Hundreds of AI GILF erotica are flooding Xvideos and Manyvids.
‘DignifAI:’ 4chan Is Editing Pictures to Clothe Women
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‘DignifAI:’ 4chan Is Editing Pictures to Clothe Women

The inverse of "nudifying" apps, people are putting clothing on women they deem "undignified."
Fake Bill Ackman and Jim Cramer Instagram Ads are Trying to Take My Money
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Fake Bill Ackman and Jim Cramer Instagram Ads are Trying to Take My Money

Meta continues to profit by selling ads to scammers who are trying to fleece its users.
The Taylor Swift Deepfakes Disaster Threatens to Change the Internet As We Know It
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The Taylor Swift Deepfakes Disaster Threatens to Change the Internet As We Know It

Deepfakes and AI-generated nonconsensual sexual imagery have been a problem for a long time. But with the resurgence of attention on them, we're facing a reckoning.
Microsoft Closes Loophole That Created AI Porn of Taylor Swift
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Microsoft Closes Loophole That Created AI Porn of Taylor Swift

Following 404 Media’s reporting, Microsoft has made changes to a tool people were using to make AI nudes of celebrities.