Another School is Investigating ‘Inappropriate Images’ Generated by Technology

The use of artificial intelligence to bully and sexually harass students continues to grow.

Officials at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles announced an investigation this week into the alleged misuse of technology to circulate inappropriate images online.

"Based on the school’s preliminary investigation, the images were allegedly created and shared on a third-party messaging app unaffiliated with Los Angeles Unified,” according to a statement. “Los Angeles Unified remains steadfast in providing training on the ethical use of technology – including A.I. – and is committed to enhancing education around digital citizenship, privacy and safety for all in our school communities."

Similar incidents have occurred at three other schools over the past two months. Five students in Beverly Hills were recently expelled for using A.I. to create fake nude photos of other students.

In the meantime, policymakers at both the state and federal levels are considering ways to discourage so-called “deepfakes.” At the federal level, one proposed bill would forbid anyone from producing and sharing sexually explicit computer-generated images without consent. California lawmakers are mulling the expansion of laws against revenge porn and child pornography to include images generated with A.I. 



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