International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children Australia Ltd

6 December 2023

December 7, 2023

Today’s curated list covers news from the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC), AI and age verification implementation in the UK:

  1. The AIC has announced new projects funded via their Criminology Research Grants program – The Griffith University project headed by Dr Emile Denne and Professor Martine Powell is titled, A cross-sector approach to understanding the underreporting of grooming behaviours among youth serving individualshttps://www.aic.gov.au/media-centre/news/new-criminology-research-grants-awarded-australian-institute-criminology-1
  2. (Trigger Warning – contains triggering content) The relationship between venture capital-funded AI engine OctoML and platform Civitai is examined by independent publication 404 Media – it highlights the continuing risk of CSAM for AI companieshttps://www.404media.co/a16z-funded-ai-platform-generated-images-that-could-be-categorized-as-child-pornography-leaked-documents-show/
  3. The UK’s Ofcom has released its age verification guidelines, confirming that methods like self-declaration of age won’t meet their new standards – it’ll be good to see what learnings can be applied to Australia with regards to age verification especially – https://www.ofcom.org.uk/news-centre/2023/implementing-the-online-safety-act-protecting-children

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