AI-generated woman successfully sells nudes to unsuspecting Reddit users

Just recently, some users on Reddit (mostly lonely dudes) were duped into paying for nude photographs by a considerably alluring woman they all thought to be real. But in fact, the gorgeous female that they'd all been sweating over was nothing other than an AI-generated human.
Calling herself "Cl4ud14" or "Claudia", the account on Reddit went about posting a number of photographs on select mature subreddit forums.

One was a head shot that revealed her jet-black hair and sharp Slavic-like features, another framed her shapely body from the front wearing a brassiere above a short skirt overlaying garters and stockings, while a third showed her turned away from the camera and posing provocatively in lingerie.
Apparently, these "photos" were enough to send some users reeling over her charm, with several immediately offering her cash money for more explicit content. In other words, they'd pay up if she'd "send nudes".

One user even asked Claudia out on a date, and boasted that he earned a six-figure salary.

In any case, this mostly drives home the point about how:

AI-generated images have become incredibly convincing. Lonely (and horny) people are more than willing to part with money to satisfy their urges. Unsurprisingly, some other users on these subreddits were sharp enough to catch on, with some of them commenting on how unnatural the photos seemed through their screens.

But as you'd expect, some of the more desperate Redditors refused to heed the signs, and it all eventually led to Claudia earning around US$100 in exchange for more intimate content before she was called out for being an absolute fake.

While many praised Claudia for being "gorgeous", "absolutely perfect", and "fit to be a trophy wife", some others demanded that the girl show off her hands — a reasonable demand considering how AI image generators have absolutely struggled to draw human hands accurately.

It's a trap! (Obviously)

As it turned out, Claudia happened to be the creation of two computer science students in an effort to realize their "dream girl". But after bringing her to life, the two students then decided to see just how well Claudia could be used to fool other less eagle-eyed internet users.

The two revealed that Claudia was created by Stable Diffusion — an AI platform similar to Midjourney that sets itself apart by being able to create wildly realistic and photo-like images.
And it turned out that their Spidey senses were right, as it was eventually revealed that Claudia was in fact the creation of a couple of computer science students, who went by the handle 'u/Cl4ud14'.

They used a programme called Stable Diffusion, which is open to the public.

After the cat was out of the bag, some began asking the account to show Claudia's hands, because AI programmes apparently struggle to recreate lifelike digits.

For now, at least.

And according to the guys behind the scam, they made around $100 from selling pics before they were found out.

They told Rolling Stone: "You could say this whole account is just a test to see if you can fool people with AI pictures.

“You could compare it to the vtubers, they create their own characters and play as an entirely different person. We honestly didn’t think it would get this much traction."

One of their victims reportedly said that they felt 'cheated' by Claudia.

I think there's a lesson in this for everyone. Don't believe everything you see on Reddit.

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