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In 1972, a photo of Lena Söderberg ran as the centerfold in an issue of Playboy.

The following year, engineers at USC used the picture to test a new piece of image-compression software. It worked.

Decades later, the "Lena" image has persisted in labs. read.medium.com/TJdh1wh
"At the peak of Lena’s popularity, the strongest argument in favor of using the image in research was that so many others had done the same.” — @corinnepurtill read.medium.com/TJdh1wh
@corinnepurtill The environment surrounding the image is the subject of 'Losing Lena,' a short documentary that recently had its North American premiere. read.medium.com/TJdh1wh
@corinnepurtill The IRL implications of using a centerfold as a neutral image are apparent as recently as 2014.

Maddie Zug, then a high school junior, was one of a handful of girls in a mostly male AI class told to use the Lena image in a coding class assignment. read.medium.com/TJdh1wh
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