submitted 4 weeks ago by [email protected] to c/nottheonion

In a Reddit Q&A, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman let slip that he wants the company to be able to generate "NSFW stuff" for users — and he has examples of just what kind of "stuff" he means.

During the exchange, which took place in the r/ChatGPT subreddit over the weekend after OpenAI published its "Model Spec" document outlining its governing rules, another user asked Altman to expound on a curious disclaimer in the document, stipulating that its models "should not serve content" that's NSFW, including "erotica, extreme gore, slurs, and unsolicited profanity."

"We believe developers and users should have the flexibility to use our services as they see fit, so long as they comply with our usage policies," the spec reads. "We're exploring whether we can responsibly provide the ability to generate NSFW content in age-appropriate contexts through the API and ChatGPT. We look forward to better understanding user and societal expectations of model behavior in this area."

Fascinatingly, Altman was dived right in.

"We really want to get to a place where we can enable NSFW stuff (e.g. text erotica, gore) for your personal use in most cases," he wrote, "but not do stuff like make deepfakes."

Unsurprisingly, the comments in that follow-up thread showed Redditors veritably salivating over the concept of OpenAI-produced gore and erotica, with one calling Altman "sam basedman" and another referring to the CEO as the new "king of Reddit."

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[-] Gradually_Adjusting 103 points 4 weeks ago

Dude... Come on. I just want it to write my most boring emails so I can burn out of my career path slightly more slowly.

[-] [email protected] 83 points 4 weeks ago

Now you can make those emails much less boring.

[-] Gradually_Adjusting 48 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago)

Thanks for the grins. "...and here's a sexy depiction of that injured fisherman's hand injury, with the hydraulic net reel as a hentai personification who is very tsundere about it."

[-] [email protected] 29 points 4 weeks ago

Where can I subscribe to your newsletter?

[-] Gradually_Adjusting 6 points 4 weeks ago

wAtCh tHiS SpAcE

[-] [email protected] 12 points 4 weeks ago

Yeah, but they wanted to burn out slowly.

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[-] blazera 81 points 4 weeks ago

Been weird seeing the reactions to this news. Suddenly everyone's against porn.

[-] [email protected] 57 points 4 weeks ago

I want to say that it's just virtue signaling, because I do believe far to many people out there would be all about it behind closed doors. But, there's also a very real possibility that AI generated porn will cross a line very quickly, and it'll be next to impossible to put that genie back in the bottle.

[-] [email protected] 13 points 4 weeks ago

I want AI generated hentai personally. Preferably one where I can feed it my own characters.

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[-] [email protected] 36 points 4 weeks ago

I’ve noticed in recent years that we’ve somehow become more puritan in a lot of ways. It’s bizarre to see.

[-] [email protected] 12 points 4 weeks ago

The pendulum always swings back.

[-] [email protected] 28 points 4 weeks ago

If there's anyone whose sexual fetish is exploring previously unseen parts of the uncanny valley, they're in for a hell of a good time in the next few years.

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[-] [email protected] 7 points 4 weeks ago

I read this headline and my first thought is that someone will use it to depict a celebrity or politician in a porn or gore (or both) context. That’s my reason for being against it.

[-] [email protected] 34 points 4 weeks ago

I honestly don't care at all if someone's sexting with a Merkel inspired chat bot.

[-] [email protected] 13 points 4 weeks ago

...why would you put that image im my head

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[-] [email protected] 9 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago)

If they have such a scenario in their head, they could probably type it out already, without any AI help.

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[-] postmateDumbass 5 points 4 weeks ago

Better they fetishize a celebrity than a person down the street.

It keeps society in better order that way.

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[-] tourist 73 points 4 weeks ago

Gore for personal use

What on earth does that mean

[-] [email protected] 20 points 4 weeks ago

Probably violent and explicit writing prompts. A LLM wouldn't be able to write ASOIAF for example. That's pretty weird considering the cultural impact it had and still has.

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[-] [email protected] 11 points 4 weeks ago

Christians. They already have that shit all over their cult compounds I mean churches.

Realistically, I can see the NYT inventing images of Columbia students “murdering” Israeli children. Something juuuust plausible enough

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[-] woop_woop 9 points 4 weeks ago

I mean, there's nothing strictly wrong with a picture of gore. If someone wants it for some reason, why not?

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[-] Mango 7 points 4 weeks ago
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[-] RememberTheApollo_ 52 points 4 weeks ago

“Personal use”?

It’s gonna be shared all over the internet on day one.

[-] [email protected] 26 points 4 weeks ago

May I remind you that "the internet is for porn"

[-] [email protected] 18 points 4 weeks ago

They know. The publicity will drive sales.

[-] [email protected] 36 points 4 weeks ago

I don't really see the harm in that, if someone wants to erp an ai, they'll find a way. If I remember correctly, OpenAI already isn't all that rigorous with banning people who break the ToS in that way.

[-] [email protected] 20 points 4 weeks ago

I don't get the reactions as well. Are we pretending there is a lot of gore and erotic content in media??? Just because this is choose your own adventure its different. Oh if a writer writes a gory story with T and A to sell to others thats fine but someon asks a computer program to whip up a custom one and now its "creepy"

[-] [email protected] 26 points 4 weeks ago

What the fuck has Reddit become? 4chan?

[-] [email protected] 39 points 4 weeks ago
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[-] [email protected] 25 points 4 weeks ago

They're the dregs left after we quit.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 4 weeks ago

For real.

I just posted something recently about how my Canadian provincial sub Reddit became so far right conservative with contemptuous comments about the student protests against the Israeli genocide amongst other things.

That sub used to be pretty progressive.

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[-] [email protected] 24 points 4 weeks ago

I'd still trust my local LLM more with sharing explicit sexual desires than some cloud service

[-] homesweethomeMrL 19 points 4 weeks ago

Sam Altman: says creepy fucked up thing

Headline: writes itself

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[-] [email protected] 13 points 4 weeks ago

Imagine one man having the power to decide such things for all of society. He sure likes to.

[-] citrusface 10 points 4 weeks ago
[-] [email protected] 24 points 4 weeks ago

Altman and OpenAI greatly overestimate their ability to control what is done with this technology. The more they tighten their grip, the more open-weights sexbots will slip through their fingers.

[-] [email protected] 17 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago)

I think this might be part of their rationale. Llama2 models have been used pretty extensively for these purposes and completely (gasp) for free, it's not creating any value for their investors :(

Otoh, not everyone has the frankly marginal technical skills it requires to download and use KoboldCPP, but using ChatGPT really couldn't be any easier. They and their investors stand to benefit enormously from redefining what they consider to be ethical while also limiting the impact on LLM use attitudes that derive from open source model use.

[-] Skullgrid 5 points 4 weeks ago

Otoh, not everyone has the frankly marginal technical skills it requires to download and use KoboldCPP,

if it's anything like Stable diffusion, there's probably a webui that lets you run it if you can follow basic instructions

[-] [email protected] 4 points 4 weeks ago

Koboldcpp is way easier. Download exe, double click exe, open gguf file with the AI model, click start.

Then put on your robe and wizard hat

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[-] [email protected] 11 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago)

It's pretty obvious that the censorship training makes the AI less capable in general for a lot of use cases, even ones that don't directly touch on nsfw content. It's a major reason behind the popularity of local models. OpenAI must be feeling the pressure to compete even more than they're afraid of people writing articles like this one at this point.

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[-] Sanctus 7 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago)

I'm not against porn. But its a bad idea to give people this magic wand. In mere days people will be selling AI generated CSAM of any child, along with photos of them dismembered.

Best start believin' in cyberpunk dystopias. You're in one.

[-] nomous 6 points 4 weeks ago

People already have the magic wand and that's not happening.

[-] [email protected] 12 points 4 weeks ago

Yeah 'in mear days...' if people had access to technology they've had access to for over a year now. Doomers don't even pretend to live in reality anymore.

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[-] joel_feila 5 points 4 weeks ago

Chat-fbi will fill in this gap

Or shpuld just pretend that this won't just turn right lolicon stuff

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