Up until now, most deepfake technology and software requires uploading vast amounts of video footage of the subject in order to train the AI to create realistic-looking — yet false — depictions of the person saying or doing something. DeepNude brings the ability to make believable revenge porn to the masses, something a revenge porn activist told Motherboard is "absolutely terrifying," and should not be available for public use. But Alberto, a developer behind DeepNude, defended himself to Motherboard: " I'm not a voyeur, I'm a technology enthusiast. The software only generates doctored images, not videos, of women, but it's the low barrier to entry that makes the app problematic. Alberto told Motherboard his software is based off pix2pix , an open-source algorithm used for "image-to-image translation.
Melissa. Age: 32.
DeepNude is a web app that uses deepfake technology to turn any photo of a woman into a realistic-looking nude image.
Kelly. Age: 28.
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Business Insider was unable to test out the app ourselves, because the DeepNude servers are offline. Alberto told Motherboard his software is based off pix2pix , an open-source algorithm used for "image-to-image translation. Deepfake technology has already been used for revenge porn targeting anyone from people's friends to their classmates , in addition to fueling fake nude videos of celebrities like Scarlett Johansson.