Some early user testing of Meta’s new AI-generated stickers tool has resulted in some dubious (and quite funny) creations. After getting access to the new AI-generated stickers tool in Facebook Messenger, X user @Pioldes was able to create a number of inappropriate sticker images, including child soldiers, armed Nintendo characters, Mickey Mouse shittingand nude illustrations of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Other examples show that Meta’s AI sticker tool will also happily place a pair of breasts on… well, almost anything, judging by the busty images of Sonic the Hedgehog and Karl Marx. There’s even a sticker showing a woman breastfeeding Pikachu.
AI-generated chat stickers were announced last week at the Meta’s Connect event, along with a new AI image editor for Instagram. Powered by the Llama 2 big language model from Meta, the company’s ChatGPT rival, the AI-generated stickers allow users to create “multiple unique, high-quality stickers in seconds” using text-based prompts. AI-generated stickers are currently rolling out to “select English language users” for Facebook Stories, Instagram Stories and direct messages, Messenger and WhatsApp later this month, so it’s unclear how many users currently have access to the feature.
This type of antics is common with the release of artificial intelligence tools and probably why Meta is looking for a limited implementation of the AI generated sticker feature. That way you can address and correct abuse before it spreads to the masses. We’ve reached out to Meta for comment and will update this story if we hear back.