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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Instagram Advertises Nonconsensual AI Nude Apps
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Instagram Advertises Nonconsensual AI Nude Apps

Some of the most harmful applications of AI tools are not hidden on the dark corners of the internet, but are actively promoted to users by social media companies.
Netflix Doc ‘What Jennifer Did’ Uses AI Images to Create False Historical Record
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Netflix Doc ‘What Jennifer Did’ Uses AI Images to Create False Historical Record

Documentary filmmakers were publishing guidelines on how to ethically use generative AI right as Netflix’s true crime doc was adding fake images to the historical record.
Gamers Are Renting Their Idle GPUs to Generate AI Porn
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Gamers Are Renting Their Idle GPUs to Generate AI Porn

Salad, a company that pays gamers in Fortnite skins for their idle PCs, also generates AI porn.
Institute That Pioneered AI ‘Existential Risk’ Research Shuts Down
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Institute That Pioneered AI ‘Existential Risk’ Research Shuts Down

The Future of Humanity Institute, which along with philosopher Nick Bostrom taught the world to fear existential AI risks, is finished.
Introducing the First 404 Media Fellow: Jules Roscoe
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Introducing the First 404 Media Fellow: Jules Roscoe

Jules will be covering labor and automation and helping our stories show up on all platforms as our first 404 Media fellow.
Hatsune Miku Fans Furious Live Show Was Just a Flatscreen On Stage
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Hatsune Miku Fans Furious Live Show Was Just a Flatscreen On Stage

The virtual pop idol did not appear in her full hologram form in two shows on her North American tour and fans are pissed.
This Camera Turns Every Photo Into a Nude
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This Camera Turns Every Photo Into a Nude

NUCA, a 3D printed prototype camera and art project, uses AI to instantly generate a nude of any subject.
Google Books Is Indexing AI-Generated Garbage
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Google Books Is Indexing AI-Generated Garbage

Google said it will continue to evaluate its approach “as the world of book publishing evolves.”
Google Bans Face Swap App for Inviting Users to Make Deepfake Porn
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Google Bans Face Swap App for Inviting Users to Make Deepfake Porn

After 404 Media reporting, Google banned an app that advertised its ability to “Make any porn you want” on a deepfake porn site.
ChatGPT Looms Over the Peer-Review Crisis
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ChatGPT Looms Over the Peer-Review Crisis

Research shows that academics might be using generative AI tools to cut corners on a fundamental pillar of the scientific process.
‘IRL Fakes:’ Where People Pay for AI-Generated Porn of Normal People
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‘IRL Fakes:’ Where People Pay for AI-Generated Porn of Normal People

A Telegram user who advertises their services on Twitter will create AI-generated porn of anyone for a price, and has also targeted minors.
YouTube Issues Cease and Desist to Bizarre Chinese YouTube Clone
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YouTube Issues Cease and Desist to Bizarre Chinese YouTube Clone

Gan Jing World is linked to the Falun Gong, and has been cloning popular YouTube channels in the name of providing "wholesome content for all."