Seattle researchers are developing software that automatically removes unwanted nude photos sent in a private message before viewing.
Kelsey Bressler started the project after a man sent her an unwanted nude photo.
This led her to work on a project that could detect unwanted genital images and remove them before they were seen. According to him, the responsibility for working on this type of project falls on the social network. Not everyone wants to get nude photos.
“When you get an unwanted image, it seems disrespectful and cruel,” Bressler told the BBC.
The test for this project was done by inviting several men to a Twitter inbox where they “posted nudes for science.”
This caused so many volunteers to offer nude photos of themselves that the staff had to close the mailbox.
Although it was a great success.
Some initial tests showed that the system was “lifted” by a man who placed the cage on his genitals.
These images have been ignored by AI. However, Bressler said the project was a “great success” when clear images of a penis and nudity needed to be identified and removed.
Ms. Kelsey Bressler said the problem appears in her News Feed almost daily, but so far Twitter hasn’t shown anything to fix the problem. She is not happy with technology companies because they have not thought about this project yet.
Ms. Bressler is ready to share the research results on Twitter when the project is complete.