As new technological mediums have been introduced over the course of human history, one of the most surefire methods to see if they’re a mere fad or something that’s here to stay is to measure how well they can deliver pornography (yes, really). Since artificial intelligence is the hot medium du jour, there have been some attempts to use the power of algorithmic generation to break into humanity’s oldest vice. But will AI ever be powerful enough to replace real human women?
That question was debated over the weekend after Twitter user @heartereum tweeted pictures of AI-generated Hot Girls and declared «It’s SO over.»
It is SO over pic.twitter.com/yCEB01Wxn2
— Heart (@heartereum) January 27, 2023
It’s unclear what program created these wildly proportioned ladies in bikinis, but a similar image was posted to Reddit the same day. There and on Twitter, people then used the softcore images as a jumping-off point to discuss whether human pornography’s days are numbered.
«I’d bet within 4-5 years we will have AI-generated, medium-length movies that are decent-good. At that point, why subscribe to someone on OF when you can literally make someone to your own preference, dress her/him, then make any scene you could imagine,» one commenter on Reddit said. Some shared a similar prognosis on Twitter as the viral images continued to spread online.
Time is ticking for the OnlyFans ladies, that backup plan may have a short shelf life. https://t.co/v1L7jhuTnC
— Mojave Raider Reborn (@MojaveReborn) January 30, 2023
Others took myriad issues with the implied idea that AI will soon replace human pornography. First of all, the women shown in @heartereum’s post have the familiar hand abnormalities typical of the current capabilities of AI, which could be a turnoff for folks who prefer their smut stars to have realistic-looking hands.
Can’t wait for a non-Euclidean handjob from an AI girl. https://t.co/VDAuBMewjA pic.twitter.com/76tjwRWqeL
— Lord Victor (@lordvictor) January 30, 2023
Have fun busting nuts 💀😭 https://t.co/FjmwnDyA3A pic.twitter.com/d4eeIW6vNa
— Jasmine Marie (@MarieeeJass) January 30, 2023
A second key issue cited by champions of human porn is that there is more than just a visual element to OnlyFans models and the like, as many seek out the models not only for looks but for the parasocial relationship they can have with a real person, not with an algorithmically generated cartoon character.
Furthermore, some argued that it’s difficult to imagine what precisely would be «over» if AI began making competent pornography since there is famously and competently done pornography for every fetish imaginable already on the internet.
This is so funny because it’s obvious all these takes are from people who don’t understand sex work, and why consumers consume sex work. The looks are one thing but the intimacy and interaction are a huge thing which AI can’t really do. https://t.co/4NDWgqpDiJ
— Arabelle Raphael (@ArabelleRaphael) January 30, 2023
nothing before has ever offered you the ability pay to see images of girls in bikinis, truly women are coping and seething now that young men have this https://t.co/ND3EuexEPF
— Nippleless Cage (comms full) (@lobsterkiahlart) January 30, 2023
Why are men acting like there isn’t a plethora of accessible free porn already in existence? Also, I wonder if the men are gonna start considering onlyfans a real job now that THEY are the ones making money off of posting naked bodies behind a paywall lmfao https://t.co/VszByDOuJz
— toby ♡ (@pupccubus) January 30, 2023
If and when AI reaches the point of creating decent pornography, there will undoubtedly be a market for it, but it seems at least from the discussion this weekend, it will hardly threaten the general human appetite for actual human beings getting it on in all sorts of creative ways.