In a chat with NBC Nightly News, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella spoke about a big issue: fake explicit pictures made by AI, especially those involving Taylor Swift. Nadella said it’s a serious problem and needs quick action.
When asked about the internet being filled with fake explicit pictures of Taylor Swift, Nadella said tech companies like Microsoft need to set rules to keep things safe online. He also talked about the importance of global norms and teamwork between law enforcement and tech companies.
There’s a report linking Microsoft’s Designer image maker to these fake pictures. Even though Designer tries not to make images of famous people, it can still be tricked.
This problem goes beyond Microsoft. AI tools make it easy to create fake pictures, causing trouble for people who aren’t as famous as Taylor Swift. Even if big tech companies try to secure their platforms, open tools like Stable Diffusion can still be used to make explicit content.
Nadella suggests that bigger social and political changes are needed to tackle this issue. But there aren’t clear solutions yet. Lawmakers and law enforcement are finding it hard to deal with this problem, especially with AI making it more complicated.
Some ideas to stop this include changing laws about using someone’s image without permission. But these solutions might affect free speech. The White House wants new laws, but we don’t know exactly what they mean.
For now, there are temporary options like social networks limiting the spread of these pictures or fans taking action against those who share them. But Nadella’s main plan is to make sure Microsoft’s AI follows the rules. While solving bigger issues is tough, Nadella wants to make Microsoft’s AI better and safer.