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The moves come after 404 Media revealed the a16z funded AI platform was being used to generate images that "could be categorized as child pornography."
This is the second feature the MTA has disabled around New York City’s contactless payment system after 404 Media highlighted room for abuse.
A viral account was using facial recognition tech to dox random people on the internet, causing distress to victims. The account has now deleted its dozens of videos.
“Time to try a new hobby,” one Mage user said in response to the new restrictions.
On Wednesday 404 Media reported Kaedim had promised AI-powered 2D to 3D conversions, but had actually used human workers. Hours later, Kaedim rebranded its website and messaging.
Around 24 hours after 404 Media published its investigation the MTA says it will disable the feature, which an expert said was a “great fit” for abusers.
Experts are worried that books produced by ChatGPT for sale on Amazon, which target beginner foragers, could end up killing someone.
Most Americans have very little choice but to provide their personal information to credit bureaus. Hackers have found a way into that data supply chain, and are advertising access in group chats used by violent criminals who rob, assault, and shoot targets.