#7 sextech industry news, this month's product drops, and so much AI
It's a bucketful of sextech 💌
We’ve been tinkering with the design of the newsletter for the past week… there is a lot more tinkering ahead but right now… DONE is better than perfect!
Plus we’ve got news and jobs and events we are bursting to share 🥳 👇️
Making headlines this week:
🤳 Are deepfake nudes on the rise?
🚗 Car brands are collecting data on your sexual activity
🍆 New product drops this month from OhNut and Maude
+ Plus : round-up of this week’s 🔥 jobs and mega list of global events
THIS WEEK IN SEXTECH
1. 🤳 What do we know about nudifying AI apps?
The impact of AI porn is becoming more evident by the day.
This week’s reporting covered a lot of different angles.
Giddy takes a look at deepfake pornification of your personal photos.
The Guardian’s detailed how paedophiles are using freely available AI software to create child sexual abuse material.
In Australia, the government has unveiled regulations requiring internet search engines to crack down on child sexual abuse material created by artificial intelligence.
Samantha Cole’s reporting on the fake “AI Smash or Pass” did at least bring some levity and underscore the absurdity of what is happening with AI.
I especially enjoyed learning about Rona Wang, a student at MIT in math and computer science, who made a parody site “FriendorFoeAI”, that rotates through a series of AI generated images of men and asks users to decide whether the man is “friend” or “foe.”
Men worry about how hot a girl is, women worry about how dangerous a guy is. Introducing FriendOrFoeAI.
— Rona Wang (@ronawang)
Sep 4, 2023
2. 🚘️ Car brands tracking your sexual activity
Among the worst, Mozilla reports, are Tesla and Nissan.
Vehicle manufacturers are collecting extensive personal data on drivers, including sexual activities. Full report below 👇️
3. 🍆 New sexual wellness products
OhNut release the Kiwi, Maude release Band
OhNut’s research and collab with clinicians for over a year has resulted in a totally new approach to painful sex, the Kiwi. The pre-sale for Kiwi launches tomorrow [sign up for newsletter here].
Eager to geek out about sextech product design? If you’re in The Netherlands for Dutch Design Week, you can get the scoop on the expert perspectives that shaped Kiwi’s development, the science behind its design, and the challenges faced along the way designer, hosted by Kiwi’s designer Nienke Helder, who specializes in sexual health. [Tickets]
Another NY sexual wellness brand, Maude just released their first couples sex toy, a vibrating ring made for shared stimulation.
Btw, they’re hiring. [Director of Marketing]
September 14: Copenhagen, Women x Health x Tech
September 17: Sex Positive World Orientation
September 28: FemTech Book Club
October 1-3: Reimagine Sexuality Summit
October 2, Toronto: Sextech TO Mixer
October 4-5: London, Sifted EU (Cindy Gallop Sextech Panel)
October 5-7: Melbourne, Talk Dirty in French
October 15-22: Sydney, SXSW Sydney 👋 I’ll be speaking at this one!
October 13-15: Denver, Sexual Health Alliance Sexological conference
October 18, New York: Sextech Mixer NYC Tech Week
October 20, Seattle: Pleasure Principles intimate night of pleasure (Earlybird discount)
November 8, Sao Paulo: Sex Summit
That’s the round-up for this week.
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