How Computers Find Naked People in Photos

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Why isn’t the internet just covered in naked people? Algorithms! However, designing them to distinguish between pornography and people in skin tone clothing or swimsuits is harder than you’d think.

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Sources:

Personal interview with Ryan Compton
https://clarifai.com/blog/what-convolutional-neural-networks-see-at-when-they-see-nudity
http://cs231n.github.io/convolutional-networks/
https://blog.keras.io/how-convolutional-neural-networks-see-the-world.html
http://luthuli.cs.uiuc.edu/~daf/papers/naked.pdf
https://cs.nyu.edu/~fergus/papers/zeilerECCV2014.pdf
https://ujjwalkarn.me/2016/08/11/intuitive-explanation-convnets/
http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2706&context=fss_papers
https://www.theinformation.com/articles/google-employees-have-to-waive-right-to-sue-on-pornography
https://www.theinformation.com/articles/google-drops-employee-waiver-for-pornography-suits
https://www.inc.com/minda-zetlin/google-makes-employees-sign-away-right-to-sue-over-pornography-and-lots-of-other.html
http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/brain-games/articles/brain-games-watch-this-perception-facts/
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11042-012-1132-y
https://www.cs.ubc.ca/~lowe/papers/ijcv04.pdf
http://www.internethistorypodcast.com/2015/01/history-of-internet-porn/

Images:

https://www2.eecs.berkeley.edu/Research/Projects/CS/vision/bsds/BSDS300/html/dataset/images/color/38092.html
https://cs.stackexchange.com/questions/73773/why-are-sift-features-significantly-different-after-simply-re-sizing-image
http://cs231n.github.io/understanding-cnn/
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/diverse-womens-legs-gm175238073-22429191
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/ear-of-a-dark-skinned-young-man-gm531694363-55491814
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Belly_button.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Artificial_neural_network.svg
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/overhead-view-of-businesspeople-working-at-desks-in-office-gm505407800-83667873
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/body-positivity-embrace-your-body-baby-gm910870306-250830259
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/3d-futuristic-wireframe-human-brain-with-world-map-gm906862420-249902740
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Michelle_Obama_official_portrait.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Shad_Begum_with_Hillary_Rodham_Clinton_and_Michelle_Obama_at_2012_IWOC_Award.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bootbearwdc/3215110390
http://archive.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=63890
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Komondor_delvin.jpg
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/mop-isolated-on-white-background-gm106573013-13130794
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/chihuahua-or-lion-gm666394138-121480837
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/baked-berry-muffins-in-a-tray-gm536754565-57657260
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/%E8%B1%86%E6%9F%B4%E7%8A%AC-gm805218762-130624849
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/bread-of-the-marshmallow-gm509539414-85829935
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sift_keypoints_filtering.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Typical_cnn.png

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