The creator of an artificial intelligence art generator that recently sparked concerns over user privacy published an updated policy that addresses the app’s data practices and allegations that it generates portraits of some women in sexualized poses or with little to no clothing.
Prisma Labs’ Lensa AI, which also has drawn accusations of copyright infringement, went viral on social media this month for its vibrant art portraits generated from a handful of user photos and selfies for a small fee.
“We would like to provide a level of reassurance that does not leave any room for potential misinterpretations,” Green said.
Regarding the alleged hypersexualization of some women, Lensa AI’s policy states it will do its best to “moderate the parameters of the Stable Diffusion model, however, it is still possible that you may encounter content that you may see as inappropriate for you.” Stable Diffusion is a machine-learning model trained on large amounts of unfiltered internet data to create images based on text prompts.
Additionally, the new policy provides more detail on privacy rights for residents of California, Colorado, Connecticut, Utah, and Virginia—the only five states with comprehensive privacy laws, some of which go into effect in the new year. For example, users in those states can request information about what user data is collected and to have it deleted.
The legal team at Prisma Labs decided to add the state-specific section for the benefit of its core user base and after conducting a review of soon-to-be required legal notices, Green said.