Child sexual abuse material discovered in popular AI image dataset

Rush to publish means safeguards are being overlooked

John Leonard
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Child sexual abuse material discovered in popular AI image dataset
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Child sexual abuse material discovered in popular AI image dataset

A study by researchers at the Stanford Internet Observatory has found that LAION-5B, one of the largest image datasets used to train AI systems like Stable Diffusion, contains thousands of instances of child sexual abuse material (CSAM).

The suspect CSAM images were identified through a combination of perceptual and cryptographic hash detection. The non-profit LAION (Large-scale Artificial Intelligence Open Network), which compi...

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