Bumble released an AI tool that blurs a potential nude shared through chat
In a blog post, the company explained that its “Data Science team has created a white paper explaining the technology of Private Detector and has made an open-source version of it available on GitHub.” This information was provided by the company. The well-known women’s-first dating service Bumble is making its artificial intelligence tool, Private Detector, available to the general public in an effort to put an end to the practice of sending unwanted nudes online, which is also referred to as “cyber flashing,” and to make the internet a safer place for everyone.
This brand-new piece of technology will automatically obscure any potentially revealing images that are posted within a Bumble conversation. Users will be informed, and it will be up to them to decide whether or not they want to see the image and whether or not they want to block it. In a blog post, the company explained that its “Data Science team has created a white paper explaining the technology of Private Detector and has made an open-source version of it available on GitHub.” This information was provided by the company. The statement went on to say that while we work together to make the internet a safer place, “it is our aim that the feature will be adopted by the greater tech community.”
This version of Private Detector is distributed without charge under the terms of the Apache License, allowing anybody to use it to blur pornographic images either in their current unmodified state or after further refining it with more training data. Bumble asserted that it worked with legislators of opposing parties in Texas in 2019 to enact a bill that, in effect, made it a crime to transmit unsolicited indecent images. This was done in an effort to combat the more serious issue of cyber flashing.
Since the passage of House Bill 2789 in Texas in 2019, Bumble has been successful in its efforts to pass laws of a kind similar to HB 2789 in other countries. Bumble reached another important benchmark in the realm of public policy in the year 2022 by playing a role in the passage of Senate Bill 493 in the state of Virginia and, more recently, Senate Bill 53 in the state of California. Both of these bills strengthened online safety in one of the most populous states in the United States.