The Scariest Thing About DeepNude Wasn’t the Software

Though the creator pulled the app, a deeply sexist culture persists

A screenshot taken on June 28, 2019 of the Twitter account and logo of the DeepNudeApp — an application that allegedly used A.I. to undress women. The creator of the app shut it down after a social media uproar over its impact. Credit: AFP/Getty

AtAt the end of June, Motherboard reported on a new app called DeepNude, which promised — “with a single click” — to transform a clothed photo of any woman into a convincing nude image using machine learning. In the weeks since this…